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Clockwork Divas

For my 19th birthday my parents gave me Julie Goodwin's first cookbook ("Our Family Table").  I was super excited looking through it, simply because all of the recipes seemed do-able and actually delicious.  Of course, this is me, so it took forever for me to actually make something from it.  Cut to a few weeks ago, and I decided to make the Lemon Diva cupcakes.

So one Sunday morning, I made a dash down to the shops and bought a few lemons and made myself some lemon cupcakes. The recipe called for lemon zest, and while zesting one my lemons I grated myself.  Makes juicing lemons rather painful...

These cupcakes were delicious.  Super easy and so lemon-y.  Also that lemon icing?  I was eating it by the spoonful.  Until I felt sick.  None the less, it's delicious.

Not to mention the lemon ones were such a gorgeous yellow colour.  Right at the end of making the batter, I realised we didn't have any cupcake liners.  So in the interest of getting cupcakes... my mum went out and bought me cupcake liners and oranges, so I could make the Clockwork Orange version of these cupcakes.

Which I did.   Still super delicious, but in my opinion, not quite as delicious as the lemon ones.

All in all, I loved this cupcake recipe, and so look forward to making more.  (The lime ones are next on my list!)

Until next time,


  1. Aww this looks delicious! I always love all the cakes and sweets you present on your place. And that cook book sounds great. The first cook book I was given had too many recipes of parsley soup one can handle. I've never cooked anythin from it XP

    1. Aww thank you!! It's a lot of fun to bake them, especially because I get to practice my icing lol. Sounds like a pretty... interesting cookbook you got given hehe =P


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