Limoncello. a lemon liqueur, is the dulce de leche, i.e. trending flavour, of 2011 but anything pure, light and as naturally lemony as this deserves to be a classic. Limoncello is generally from Sorrento, Italy and is a lovely lemon liqueur you served cold or as I do – in all manner of baking. This recipe is not complicated but it is complex in that it has a lemon cupcake, filled with lemon curd (store-bought, jarred or your own – all fine), lemon syrup and a lemon mascarpone (cream cheese is also fine) icing. Feel free to omit all but the cupcake bottom (a dusting of confectioners’ sugar is perfect).Makes these regular cupcake size or miniatures are garden party/spring wedding elegant.
These call for a lemon curd filling but frankly (shhhh) I am fine with instant lemon pie filling (doctored up with a little limon cello) you get in a box. It's a bit of a cheat but it works.