Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

1 h 20 m
24 servings




  • Prep: 30 m

  • Cook :20 m

  • Ready In: 1 h 20 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  3. Cream sugar and 1/2 cup butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and mix 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract into mixture with the second egg.
  4. Beat in flour and baking powder until thoroughly combined; beat in milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest to make a smooth batter.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cupcake edges are slightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cupcakes completely.
  7. Beat 1 cup butter with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and salt until smooth and creamy. Beat in confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, to make a creamy frosting. Beat in blackberry jam. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes.
Source: allrecipes.com

The Ultimate Burger

Happy National Hamburger Day.

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Here is a recipe to help you celebrate this special day.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Portion size: 6 burgers


  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sodium-reduced beef broth
  • 450 g medium ground beef
  • 450 ground sirloin
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 6 buns, (hamburger, pretzel or pain au lait), split and toasted


In bowl, mix bread crumbs with broth; let stand for 5 minutes. In large baking dish, add beef and sirloin; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture, salt and pepper. Mix gently just until combined and no streaks of bread crumb mixture are visible (do not overmix).

Shape into six 5- x 1/2-inch (12 x 1 cm) patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between
parchment paper in airtight container; refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into patties reads 160°F (71°C), about 8 minutes. (Alternatively, cook patties in grill pan or skillet with up to 2 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat, turning once.) Serve in buns.

Tip: Stirring the beef mixture together in a baking dish rather than a bowl allows you to evenly season the meat without handling it too much. For the most tender burgers, it’s best not to overmix.

Galaxy Taco- California

Hi everyone,

While on my vacation we went to Galaxy Taco in La Jolla. It was awesome there.

There was a wide selection of authentic Mexican food served there. I went there on Taco Takeover Tuesday. On every Tuesday, they bring in a chef from a different restaurant. That chef does 3 different kinds of taco their own style. That week, they brought in Nancy Leon, the Owner of Chans Bistro in Tijuana, BC. She made a Chinese Braised Oxtail Taco, a Confit Duck Taco and a Grilled Curry Tofu Taco.

I got the Wood Roasted Sweet Potato Taco. It had monetary jack cheese, arugula and salsa arbol. It had the perfect balance between sweet and savoury with the ingredients. Plus, if you add some of the green hot sauce/salsa, you get a really nice kick.

Rating: 4 stars

I also got their churro. I got, to be honest with you, it was the best churro I had ever had. I was fresh and warm with a homemade chocolate dipping sauce. It was awesome.

Rating: 5 stars

Overall Rating: 4 1/2  stars.

Here is the address if you want to go there. 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States.




Rainbow Citrus Cake

Tri-colored cake with a lemon layer, lime layer and an orange layer. The filling is a lemon curd and the frosting is orange.


2 h 45 m 

12 servings



  • Prep: 45 m

  • Cook: 30 m

  • Ready In: 2 h 45 m

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9-inch pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing until each egg is incorporated; stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Divide batter into 3 bowls.
  3. In the first bowl, stir in lemon zest and yellow food coloring; pour into prepared pan. In the second bowl, stir in orange zest and orange food coloring; pour into second prepared pan. In the last bowl, stir in the lime zest and green food coloring; pour into third prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake layer comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  5. Assemble the cake: stack the layers together with the Lemon Filling in between the layers. Frost sides and top with Orange Cream Frosting. Refrigerate until serving.
Source: allrecipes.com