muffins in disguise

Whenever I bake a cake, I seem to have leftover buttermilk and other ingredients that end up going to waste. I wondered if there might be some sort of sweet treat that would require exactly the amounts of my leftover ingredients. I turned to The Google and typed in the ingredients, and voila! The perfect recipe appeared! Clementine Buttermilk Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting! I even had cream cheese frosting in the freezer (that stuff freezes beautifully).

I didn’t add the clementine zest. I don’t even know where to buy clementines. But anyway, these guys are pretty tasty, but they have more of a muffin texture than a cupcake one. All that means for someone like me is that they are appropriate for breakfast as well as dessert.

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7 Responses to muffins in disguise

  1. Terri says:

    oh yummm! Those look great. I’m printing the recipe out right now and will have to give it a try soon. Thanks, Mariko!

  2. rental elf says:

    Very nice, thanks.

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    Yum! I would just use lemon zest and lots of it, but I’m a crazy person who eats lemons like they are going out of style.

  4. Jan says:

    These look great! Thanks for sharing the link.

  5. katie jo says:

    Yum, nice and citrusy. Clementines, aka cuties or California mandarines… I’m sure regular oranges would be fine.

  6. Lynn Randall says:

    clemintines are found at Safeway in the wintertime. They are delicious. I’ll try this recipe for sure.

  7. Thea says:

    Oh yummy! They look so tasty. And I didn’t know cream cheese icing would freeze well thanks for the tip 🙂

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