A few weeks ago in a Movie Monday post, I mentioned the lemon gelato was a part of something I was working on.... It was cupcake attempt #1.
Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes with Raspberry,
Lemon Gelato and Fresh Whipped Cream
The Chocolate Flourless Cupcakes had the same base recipe. To be honest.... I made the cupcakes, poured them into the cupcake liners and realized I forgot the raspberries! So I pushed a whole raspberry in the middle of each cupcake, then baked them. This worked well, but the raspberry flavor wasn't quite strong enough...
The cupcakes were topped with a small scoop of lemon gelato, then whipped cream. I garnished the cupcakes with a fresh strawberry and lemon peel.
Cupcakes + Gelato = Great
Cupcakes + Whipped Cream = Wonderful
Cupcakes + Gelato + Whipped Cream = a little too much! They complimented each other -- but the raspberry (and it was the key ingredient for the competition) wasn't a prominent flavor.
I did really like the presentation with Cupcake attempt #1 - I will use the lemon peel in presentations more often.
In a few days - the winners of the June competition will be announced and the July secret ingredient will be revealed. I will document and share every experiment along the way!