So a wee while ago when I saw a recipe for lemon & olive oil cake I remember thinking: that sounds like sunshine in a cake. But when I went to find the recipe again, I couldn't for the life of me find THE one I was looking for.
I was positive it was an Ottolenghi recipe but I think I got mixed up with their lemon polenta cake. Then I was convinced that I'd seen a recipe on smitten kitchen's blog, or maybe orangette's blog. But alas, no luck. I vaguely remember the post being about the blogger's sister giving her a recipe for the cake but I'm not 100% sure if that is a total confabulation. Maybe I'm just getting old...memory like a sieve!
Without a proper recipe, I thought why the heck not adapt my go to cupcake recipe and see if that doesn't work. I know I've been doing that a lot lately which is not very fun for you all. I do pinky promise to try out new recipes soon but so often these days I find that I am baking in a manic rush and under such a tight time frame that there isn't much leeway for experiments, you know what I mean? But I do have a stack of recipes that I'm dying to try out in the Christmas hols so please bear with me!
These cupcakes were for my lovely friend Pav's Alice in Wonderland bridal shower in the weekend. They were tender and fruity, pretty and girly, and perfect for a mad hatter tea party!