Sweet Lemon cupcakes pair marvelously with anise extract. If you have a licorice lover in your family, you’ve GOT to make these Lemon Licorice Cupcakes.
This is a very bittersweet post for me. Not because I’ve combined lemon and licorice (get it, bitter-sweet)…but because I’m in the process of saying goodbye.
Saying goodbye is not one of my strengths. Although, that’s probably a good thing right?
This is where moving gets hard. You build friendships and make connections and then it’s time to move. Granted we live in a day and age where keeping in contact is so much easier. But, being physically apart from people is hard.
Especially when it’s friends that you see regularly. I’ve mentioned my friend Pilvi here on the blog (remember this Swedish Almond Cake)?
She has been my walking buddy, listening post, and Bible Study partner for several years! Her friendship (along with many others) is what has made the distance from family a little easier.
I find it only fitting, that as I say goodbye to this part of my life, I give a special shout out to her and this awesome flavor combo!
Now, I know there are a lot of licorice lovers out there like me. And I know many of you may be skeptical about this recipe. But from what I’ve learned, lemon and licorice are paired often in countries outside of the US. They are so smart.
Anise Extract is unique, and it’s what gives my homemade jingles their distinctly delicious flavor.
One bite of this cupcake and you’ll wonder why this flavor hasn’t taken off here yet. But I hope to change that!
Have a licorice lover in your life? Give them the gift of these cupcakes. It’s the right thing to do!!
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