Ginger cupcakes with lemon buttercream are a sweet and simple Springtime treat.
For weeks I’ve been craving cake… so, enough talk and a little more action. I decided that since I had been to the farmer’s market and had eaten a relatively healthy lunch that cupcakes were definitely in order.
If I’m going to make cupcakes, more often than not I would go all in. Chocolate. The darker & richer the better… however since it is spring and this weekend marks the “un-official” start to summer I wanted to lighten it up a bit and do something a little different.
If you are anything like me, sometimes you forget all the little treasures you have stashed in your kitchen. I buy things that interest me and then put them away for when the mood strikes, but the unfortunate truth is that occasionally they are forgotten until I stumble upon them (usually when I’m looking for something else).
Well, the latest treasure to be unearthed was candied ginger. I thought it might make an interesting garnish for the cupcake and that was basically my jumping off point.
(well, that and my persistent sweet tooth…)