If you like lemon anything, I guarantee that you will LOVE these "frozen concoctions" to quote Jimmy Buffett! No baking involved in this one either....this recipe is sooooo easy. It involves only a few ingredients: sugar, lemon, whipping cream for the "cupcake." Butter, graham crackers, sugar and corn flakes for the bottom!
I found the recipe in Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman. She has lots of other fun ones, too, but this is by far the easiest, most elegant, and at the same time, phun cupcake. I made 12 and only this one was left to be photographed! I made six using silicone cupcake holders and another six using these chocolate "cups". Believe it or not, everyone wanted the regular ones...not the chocolate...well, obviously the chocolate ones got eaten in the end!
The glass that the cupcake is in with the initials EC belonged to my Nana's "gentlemen friend", "Chappy"...whose real name was Edmund Chapman. This glass reminds me of the fun times we had with both of them. I think he would have loved this photo!
And, then we have Layla...the LayLays....aka the Baby...the Queen...our Diva...Wiggles...gazing longingly at the Frozen Lemon Cupcake! What a sight! I wish I could have shared them with all of you.
Here's the recipe...the easiest cupcake I've ever made:
Aunt Florence's Frozen Lemon Cupcakes
Makes: About 12 cupcakes
1 cup sugar
Juice and finely grated rind of one lemon
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup crushed grahma crackers
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
2 tablespoons sugar
Jellied lemon sliced or small berry for topping.
1. Making lemon cream: combine sugar and lemon juice and rind in a large bowl. Gradually beat in cream.
2. To make the bottom crust: melt butter in a pan over low heat and stir in crushed graham crackers, corn flakes, and sugar. Remove from heat.
3. Press down crust mixture into the bottom of a silicon cupcake holder or cupcake liner. I used the silicon holder because it was more rigid and removed it after the cupcakes were frozen. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Unmold and top with a jellied lemon slice or a small berry of some kind.
4. These will make you very happy! :)
Posted by Cupcake Queen at Monday, June 25, 2007