I have a new love interest. It's the Amalfi Coast in Italy. To be honest, this affair was inspired by Giada De Laurentiis's new(ish) show on the Food Network. I'm just mesmerized by the scenery from her house in Positano, all of the fresh, local ingredients, and just the general beauty of the place. There are (apparently, since I haven't been there yet) lemon trees everywhere and an abundance of limoncello. Sounds pretty close to paradise to me.
Before I had even heard of Positano, I was inspired to make these cupcakes after finding a bottle of limoncello in my parents' freezer one summer. I loved the original batch that I made with a recipe from the "Normal Activities" blog, but have been slowly adapting the recipe ever since I wanted to make cupcakes with the bright lemon flavor that were just as light in texture. And the result is the recipe that I'm sharing here!
Maybe someday I can make them from a kitchen overlooking the Amalfi Coast... #traveldreams
Cupcakes - makes approximately 16 regular sized or 45 mini cupcakes