Anyone up for a slice of cake? How about a cupcake? Party of all of the above right here. If there’s one thing I look forward to during the winter months, it’s citrus desserts. Nothing like a cupcake filled with bright meyer lemon curd, topped with a cloud of fluffy mascarpone frosting to brighten a cold winter day. And that cake roll sitting pretty up top – a slice of sunshine!
Whether you’re looking for a great dessert to whip up for award season, or hosting girl’s night (hello, tequila shortbread!), I’ve got the best of the best for ya!
Meyer Lemon Cake Roll is sunshine on a plate. Bonus points for dripping in fresh blueberries!
Meyer Lemon Blackberry Layer Cake is one of those cakes that’s as delicious to look at as it is to eat! Filled with layers of white cake, blackberry compote, lemon curd, and fresh whipped cream, you’ll be dreaming up reasons to make this one. Did I mention that’s blackberry ombre Grand Marnier buttercream?
Raspberry Lemon Ruffle Cake is another one I look for reasons to make. You guys look for reasons to make this one too, as it’s become one of the most popular recipes to date on Buttercream Blondie! I’ve also done this as a semi-naked cake sans the ruffles, and it still looked like all that and then some!
When you’re in the mood for the ruffle cake, but time is not on your side, say hello to your new best friend! Raspberry lemon cupcakes are everything you love about the dreamy cake in cupcake form. While I think they’re perfect as punch as is, if you’re a lemon lover, do not skip filling them with homemade meyer lemon curd. Trust me on this one! Save a little to schmear on that blueberry lemon loaf this weekend too.
Continuing on with cupcakes you need in your life, these little Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Cupcakes check all the boxes! The cupcakes themselves are heavenly, and the whipped mascarpone frosting is like a fluffy cloud you’ll want to dive right into.
When you want something sweet, and kind of breakfasty, brunchy and snacky all at the same time, make this Meyer Lemon Blueberry Loaf. It’s one of those bakes that gets even better the following day, and that drizzle of glaze adds just the right amount of sweet and pucker. Go for it!
What better way to wrap this up than to pretty much hand you a margarita in cookie form? Blood Orange Tequila Shortbread are everything, and I literally almost killed myself getting to the blood oranges when I spotted them the other day. Boozy shortbread and margaritas – all about it right now, and this is such a great recipe if you’re hosting friends for an Oscars party.
I hope you guys give some of these a go, and remember to share your bakes with me over on Instagram! If you’re in the market for some quick and easy game day eats and sweets this weekend, make sure to follow along on Facebook where I’ll be sharing all my go-to recipes. See you next week with all the pink and hearts I can handle!
Happy baking! xo