We just got our first copies of our new cookbook, Make it Paleo II, so we thought now would be the perfect time to share a recipe with all of you from the book!
One of my favorite desserts from our new cookbook are the Luscious Lemon Cupcakes. They are a delicious vanilla cupcake filled with lemon curd, and topped with vanilla buttercream frosting. These cupcakes are perfect for a birthday party, bridal shower, or baby shower. I prefer to make them in mini-size because the recipe will yield more that way, and I think mini cupcakes are the best way to serve cupcakes for a party. I actually ordered cupcakes very similar to these from a local bakery for my best friends baby shower. I got some gluten-free for me as well, and they were so fantastic that I just had to recreate this recipe myself.
Our lemon curd recipe (also in Make It Paleo 2) definitely makes enough curd for the cupcakes, and then some, so you can freeze it, or keep it on hand in the fridge for at least a week to use for other desserts. It’s fabulous on grain-free toast, or sandwiched between macarons. We had lemon curd in the layers of our wedding cake, along with fresh berries. It really added a light, and fresh flavor to our wedding cake which was perfect for our late August wedding!
The Book + the Book Tour!
We are so excited to share this new book with you. It is so special to us, and we think you will really love it. We do have a book tour planned, kicking off in our hometown of Pittsburgh, PA for a fun book release party on February 15th. We will be announcing all of our book tour stops soon, and we encourage you to sign up for the events through our Eventbrite page to reserve your ticket. Tickets will of course be free, but reserving a seat at the event really helps us and the book store that is hosting us get excited for the event, and perhaps more importantly, allow the bookstore to be prepared for the number of people at the signing, have enough books, and adequate seating for everyone!
To get FIRST priority registration on event tickets (before we make the official announcement for them), join our special book tour email list >>HERE<<
Back to the cupcakes…
Along with this new recipe, I wanted to share a short tutorial on how I pipe butter cream roses on cupcakes and cakes. It’s my favorite way to decorate cupcakes and cakes, and it’s so easy to do! Buttercream frosting works the best for decorating cakes, because it is so sturdy, but I have also used whipped coconut cream for a non-dairy version. Just be sure that with both versions, your cakes are completely cool, if not chilled before frosting them. There is nothing worse than beautiful piping ruined because it melted all over your delicious cake!
I hope you guys love this recipe, and tutorial! We can’t wait to hear what you think of our new book when it releases next month! If you haven’t pre-ordered a copy yet, you can get one on Amazon! It will also be available NATIONWIDE in the US and Canada in all Costco stores! And of course, you’ll be able to find it in Barnes & Noble, as well as other book retailers too. We’re super, super excited about how many places will be carrying the book upon release!