Mini Lemon Curd Cupcakes. Strange Songs.

Luscious little lemon cakes topped with lemon curd swirled whipped cream are anything but strange.

Heavenly is the descriptive word.

These mini lemon cupcakes are so easy to make, since they start with a boxed mix. The raspberries on top dress them up, but they are absolutely delicious as is.

Mini Lemon Curd Cupcakes

Ingredients for cupcakes:

I box (18 oz) lemon cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup lemon curd
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs

Ingredients for lemony cream:

1 cup whipping cream, chilled
1 Tbs confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup lemon curd
Raspberries to garnish


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line mini cupcake pans cupcake liners.

2. Mix cake mix, water, lemon curd, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl, following the directions on the cake mix box. Spoon batter into lined pans, filling 2/3 full.

3. Bake cupcakes until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Take cupcakes out of pan and completely cool.

4. Prepare Lemony Cream. Beat cream in a mixer on high speed until the cream has thickened. Add sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. With a spatula, gently fold in the lemon curd.

5. Ice cupcakes with the lemony cream (spoon on or swirl with a star tip). Top each cupcake with a raspberry.

Makes about 60 mini cupcakes.

Recipe from Cake Mix Doctor Cookbook

I have very eclectic taste in music. My likes are all over the place.

I do have a special place in my heart for songs that are completely out of the ordinary.

Using ‘Strange Songs’ to describe these tunes I am sharing might be a bit strong of a term, especially since many of my friends think that even the “mainstream’ music that I like is strange.

I thought I would throw out some songs to you that, when I put them on, make me smile in fascination at their bizarreness.

Let’s start with Chenard Walcker.

Those noises at 0:34, 0:48 and 0:53 crack me up, especially when I’m running with headphones on.

Chenard Walcker-Cream Cheese

Again the rhythm machine is in high gear for this next song. A more unlikely quartet to sing about together, I do not know.
Stark Effect-Bunnyrabbits, Satan, Cheese And Milk

Of course, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer is a Beatles’ song. It’s damn strange (like a lot of Beatles’ tunes) and called “fruity” by George Harrison. I love this version by London based band Let’s Wrestle.
Let's Wrestle-Maxwell's Silver Hammer

The strangest song I own is Flip Flap. I’m including the video because it’s an equally freakin’ weird accompaniment.

Check out Jib Kidder on Myspace and buy his music on his Bandcamp page.

Stark Effect can be found on the Website. All (plenty strange and sampled) songs are available for download there.

Let’s Wrestle are on Myspace and Facebook. You can find links to where to buy the band’s music here.

I cannot find much about Chenard Walcker on line other than he was born October 12, 1998. “He was raised upon a secret formula, so he is bound to wear a mask.” That right there is strange.

Walcker has (a mostly quiet) Myspace page and a bunch of his work is cataloged here.


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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