Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Wednesday, 5th May 2010

My search for the best Gourmet Cupcake for my niece’s bridal shower led me to these amazing Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes and the recipe incorporates the most luscious Lemon Curd .

A close up photo of 3 Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes on a sheet of pink polka dot paper.

We’ve been very lucky this year; strawberries have been in abundance at the markets.  Most of the berries are coming in from California and the strawberries have been especially sweet, juicy and flavourful. I am still looking forward to Ontario berry season but I am more than happy to indulge in these berries until then.

A close up photo of Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes on a sheet of pink polka dot paper.

Last summer I decided to start canning and this gourmet cupcake recipe allowed me to feature my homemade strawberry jam.  The homemade strawberry jam provided sweetness and it also screamed freshness.

A close up photo of a Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake on a white doily.

I must say this is one of the best cupcakes I have ever tasted.  This cupcake recipe combines four layers of absolute goodness; a lemony cookie base; a velvety, sweet strawberry cheesecake layer; a tangy, buttery lemon curd; and the final tease; a California sweet, juicy, red jewel.  If these textures and flavours don’t have your taste buds singing I don’t know what will!

A close up photo of 1 Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcake, 3 strawberries and a pink carnation on a white plate.

Plans for the bridal shower are coming along; I will be busy baking cookies for the next little while.  I have some favourites that I will bake again but I am also hoping to find some new recipes to adorn the Italian cookie tray.

A close up photo of 3 Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes on a cake stand with a pink ribbon.

I think I have finally narrowed down which flowers we will be using for the centrepieces.  Liana will snap some photos at V’s shower so we can share the special day.  Our cookie table always looks so beautiful with so many different varieties of cookies. I am hoping to find the perfect stock paper for the menus, I want something with an embossed border and it needs to be white.

A close up photo of a deep chocolate brownie cupcake with a purple ribbon and a purple sugar flower.

We are off to Oshawa this weekend for my great nephew’s (Luke) baptism.  I’ll be taking a break from the kitchen for some much needed cuddling time.  I love babies!

A close up photo of an orange cupcake sitting on a cake stand.

I have now tested three cupcake recipes; Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, Orange Cupcakes, Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes and I have one last recipe to test – Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.  I think choosing between the four is going to be more difficult than I anticipated!

A close up photo of Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes on a sheet of pink polka dot paper.

A close up photo of lemon curd and a bowl of fresh strawberries.

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Comments (18)

18 Responses to “Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes”

  1. sassymonkey Says:

    I see you got your header and sidebar working again. Yay! And these look absolutely scrumptious!

  2. Grace Says:

    Yay is so right! They are so delicious, stopping myself from eating another.

  3. Chef Dennis Says:

    OMG…I’m like a kid in a candy store…which cupcake first…..I want to try the lemon curd..but maybe a bite of the chocolate…omg…..arggggggggg
    I want both of them….

    before my sugar crazed frenzy kicks in ….alas no pad Thai recipe….

  4. Grace Says:

    You are too funny Dennis, I thought you would have a Pad Thai recipe for sure. Liana wants me to make it and I have never attempted, hoping to find a tried & tested good recipe.

  5. Marly Says:

    These all look too delicious. I think I could just look at the pictures. I’m enjoying this adventure with you – can’t wait to find out which dessert takes the cake (sorry, I couldn’t pass up the pun).

  6. Alexis Says:

    Grace, you should stop by the Covent Garden Market (not during busy time) and go to Thai Delight there. The owner there sells her Pad Thai sauce by the quart, and I’m sure she’d let you in on a few secrets. She’s very sweet. And of course, the Pad Thai is absolutely delicious!

    PS: These look amazing!!!

  7. Grace Says:

    I will have to check it out Alexis, Liana has been asking for quite a while now. Have you ever tried making it?

  8. Grace Says:

    Hi Marly, I have a feeling choosing will be difficult and I may just make them all.

  9. Kaitlin Says:

    Mmmm… These sound awesome!

  10. Grace Says:

    Kaitlin if you like chocolate, these are incredible!

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  14. Nic Says:

    You should somehow implement a way for people to comment about their experience making each recipe and ways they have tried making it. Changing something here (Example: using strawberry cream cheese and using this makes it taste this way rather than the way it tasted if you followed the recipe that we have shown here. Example: using a more tart brand of lemon biscuits adds or takes away from the desert, which ever way it might be.) Then after you do that and you have enough criticism so you would be capable of offering ways suggested to personalize each individual recipe.
    Just a thought. Loved reading through this. I hope to be visiting frequently after coming across this. :)

  15. Grace Says:

    Great idea Nic, I was hoping this would happen through the regular commenting. I must admit I am quite technically challenged, not sure how I would go about setting something like that up. I’m up for any suggestions.

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