5.08.2009

Oh So Lemony! Lemon Cream Cupcakes


I made these cupcakes for my Mother-in -Law's Birthday. Everything was going fine until I started to frost them with my homemade Lemon Frosting. It started running all over! Yikes! I had to stick it in the fridge right away and call my In Laws and ask them to pick up frosting on their way over.


This is how I wanted it to look!


The cupcakes did taste amazing though! Very rich, moist and lemony!

Here is the recipe:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sour cream
With an electric mixer or hand mixer cream together your butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add the lemon peel, vanilla, and lemon extract and mix well. In a separate bowl sift together your flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add this mixture and your sour cream alternately a little at a time into your mixing bowl. Mix until combined. This batter will be thicker than a boxed mix.


Fill paper-lined muffin pan 1/3 full with batter.


Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack completely before frosting. For the frosting I used:
  • 3 tbsp of butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (use more if needed)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2 drops of yellow food coloring
I would highly recommend chilling your cupcakes before frosting so the frosting doesn't run! Also, I like lots of frosting so if you are like me, I would double your frosting recipe!



~Delicious~

Click Here for a printable version of this recipe.

22 comments:

giz said...

How did you know I'm looking for the ultimate lemon cupcake? Printed - trying them today - perfect.
Thanks for stopping by our humble abode :)

Little Miss Baker said...

Perfect! These look FABULOUS! I may have to try them :) and they did look as beautiful as mine! They are made with love so that's all that counts!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I would quadruple my frosting recipe....

Terri said...

looks yummy as usual!!!! I will have to try this!! Have you seen my post for today?????

Randi Troxell said...

oh goodness... if there were any way to literally crawl through the computer screen... i'd so be there, they look so good and i looooooove anything lemon flavored!

Renuka said...

wow..the cup cakes looks yummy...nice color..

Tiffany said...

Yummy! I LOVE lemony treats! I'm stopping by after seeing you on Pink Sugar. This will help me come up with new ideas...yay =)

Kathy B! said...

I'm with Duckie!! Quadruple it!

These look delicious! I actually kind of like the melty look. Did you try to refrigerate the frosting a bit before piping it on? Sometimes that helps...

girlichef said...

These look perfect...either version! Yum, lemon cupcakes, I really want to try these!

teresa said...

I can't even tell you how bad I want one of these right now! mmmmmmm

Sweta said...

I can never stop at one cupcake!! Looks great-lucky MIL!!

Pam said...

Could a cupcake get any better? They look perfect.

Grand Pooba said...

I bet the runny frosting tastes just as good anyway! They are cute! Love the sprinkles, cupcakes just make me so happy!

Ok, so I just found your little wine finds on your sidebar and I'm so excited! I've got to see if any of those are available in Utah! I'm always looking to try something new!

Donna-FFW said...

What I wouldnt give for one of these right now. They sound and Look INCREDIBLE!!

Julia said...

SIL Suzi (Savy Suzi) is threatening to make these cupcakes this weekend for mom's day! I so hope she does. They are so yummy looking. And I love lemony cake and frosting.

Suzi said...

I bought all the ingredients today. I will be making those tasty little cakes tomorrow. If the boys are lucky I'll even let them have one.

Jamie said...

I am so doing lemon these days and this recipe sounds fabulous! Truth be told, the second cupcake with the perfect frosting is prettier, but who needs pretty when it looks just plain scrumptious! Yours look like more fun to eat and just as tasty!

Kristin said...

MUST make these. And the hubs thanks you for inspiring me to cook more!

Michelle said...

Gosh, catching up! Oh these look dreamy. Hmmmm...I need an event or something to have a reason to make these. I refuse to eat a dozen cupcakes on my own. LOL I just might though, with these!

Connie Weiss said...

I love LEMON anything! Great job!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Lemon yumminess!! The next internet invention better be along the lines of tasto-vision. I swear your blog must be the tastiest on the 'net!

Molly said...

"Double the frosting recipe" always sounds like a good idea to me. ;)

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