This recipe started out as the Lemon Blossoms from "Paula Deen & Friends" cookbook. I didn't have the lemon or lemon pudding called for so I improvised. A word of warning - do not try this with a hand mixer. The dough is unbelievably stiff and I nearly burned out the motor on mine. The finished cupcakes are light as a feather though. I was truly amazed that such a thick batter would bake up so light.