Last week I found myself wide awake at 3am brainstorming recipes and blog ideas. It’s an infuriating curse at times, but some of my best ideas occur then. These summer-inspired cupcakes are one such product of my insomnia and sacrificing a bit of beauty sleep was completely worth it!
Basil and lemon are some of my favorite ingredients to work with, but I was concerned about the flavors overpowering each other. Much to my delight, this recipe strikes the perfect balance between them, so you get a fluffy, moist cake with just the right amount of sweet and tart, topped off with an airy mound of whipped cream frosting made with a basil cream that’s as fragrant as it is fresh!