Debbie’s Orange-Lemon-Lime Marmalade Cupcakes

“A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.”
Anne Roiphe

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Seldom one meets a lady who no one can fault, there are not many real ladies in the world. Today’s women believe that false beauty, given power, money makes them a lady. The beauty of a lady, however, is not only a facial mode but the true picture that is reflected in her soul. It is the care, the kindness that she lovingly gives, it is the enthusiasm that she willingly shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.  The real lady is tough but not ruthless, she is sharp but not ostentatious, she is hard but not cruel, she is remarkable but not obscene . A real lady is clever but not a know-it-all, she is confident but not fierce, she is a leader but not a superior.

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” 
Yves Saint-Laurent

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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” Anne Frank

Debbie is a lady. The kind of English lady who one rarely meets, who no one can fault. She is soft yet a woman of  strength. She is supportive and diplomatic, still respectably truthful. She is witty but serious and very intelligent. She has an amazing sense of style, she is pretty, she is smart with a classic taste.  Debbie is a lady of old-fashioned, admirable dignity. She is a lady of natural power but is still humble in personality, as Mahatma Gandhi once said: ” The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.” Debbie is the lady who I desire to become.

“A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.”
Jacqueline Bisset

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A marmalade cupcake really has the qualities of a true lady: beautiful with a gentle appearance, timeless, sweet, sharp and unique, it cuddles one’s lips with a sticky, erotic kiss when bitten into. This is a real lady of cupcakes, dressed beautifully, made for a lady.

Ingredients (makes 12-14 cupcakes)

150 g butter, 160 g sugar, 2 tbsp orange marmalade, 2 tbsp lime marmalade, 2 eggs, zest and juice of 1 lemon, zest and juice of 1 orange, zest and juice of 1 lime, 200 g flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda

Method

Cream all ingredients together. Work very quick as the baking soda starts to react immediately. Divide the mixture into 12 cases and bake on 180C for 20-22 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack. When cooled, place a teaspoon of lime marmalade on the top (before piping on the frosting).

To make the Citrus Frosting, in a large bowl mix 500 g icing sugar, 120 g unsalted butter, 30 ml fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

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“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.”
Coco Chanel

9 thoughts on “Debbie’s Orange-Lemon-Lime Marmalade Cupcakes

  1. Hi there Judit – someone else said your blog was amazing, and it’s true. Loved your take on what makes a lady, and your food is amazingly photographed and obviously yummy to eat. I’ll enjoy following you. Thanks so much for giving me a nice start to my day!
    Warmly
    Janet

    • Dear Janet, thank you very much for the compliments and the love you have shown and please, as well, say thank you on my behalf to others who praised my blog. I will try my best to lighten up many more of your days in life and I hope I can provide enough reasons, enough loaves for you to be impressed and stay…XXX The fishes come from my beloved husband who is a true old-fashioned fisherman 😉

  2. This is a really good read for me. Must agree that you are one of the coolest blogger I ever saw. Thanks for posting this useful information. This was just what I was on looking for. I’ll come back to this blog for sure!

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