Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lemon Cupcakes


Today I am sharing with you my recipe for a refreshing Lemon Cupcake. I used a cream cheese based frosting which brought all the flavors together perfectly making them not too sour or overly sweet. They are very delicious and I hope you have a chance to try them! 


Ingredients
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon Extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Yellow food coloring (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Prep cupcake pans with liners.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. 
Add dry ingredients into a mixer bowl.
Add oil and mix on low speed, once incorporated add the eggs, milk, lemon extract, zest and coloring.
Mix on low speed for about 15 seconds.
Scrape sides and mix on low speed for about a minute or until the batter is all mixed together. DO NOT OVER MIX.
Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake in oven for 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. For a moist cupcake you do not want to over bake them. Take them out before they turn golden brown and when you think they might be a little underdone. Cool cupcakes and ice with the following recipe.

Icing
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 cup salted butter at room temperature
1 pound confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

In an electric mixer cream together butter and cream cheese for about 1 minute.
Turn the mixer to low speed and add sugar a little at a time.
Scrape side and add lemon juice.
Mix on medium speed for 3-5 minutes or until the icing is at your preferred consistency.


ENJOY!


Nichole

45 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! One of my favorite cupcake flavor :) By the way, your new blog design is pretty! LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you! They are delicious! And I am glad you like the new design. I love it as well but just getting used to the brightness :)

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  2. I wish I'd found this recipe last week! I just made lemon cupcakes, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the recipe I used. This looks much better, though! I just posted my recipe for whipped lemon cream cheese frosting. I have some left over, so these might be happening this week. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Haha doesn't that usually happen? At least that happens to me a lot! I hope you have a chance to try them and enjoy them!

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  3. yummy!!! I love lemon! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. I have a new button that I would LOVE for you to put somewhere on your blog if you get a chance... oh and I am hosting a week of giveaways in honor of my blog birthday. A new one up every day. http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/blog-birthday-week-custom-fabric-abc.html

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    1. Thank you :) I will change the button now! Thanks!

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  4. Anything lemon and I'm in. These sound and look so yummy.

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  5. These look so yummy!
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  6. Hello, I'm your newest follower. I found you on Girlish Whims blog hop and came to visit your blog. These lemon cupcakes look incredible, cant wait to try them. I will visit often and hope you will visit my blog sometime.
    Best
    Angel

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for coming by and following! Will head over to visit :)

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  7. I never get tired of lemon flavored goodies! I will be making these ASAP. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! They are pretty amazing infact I am dreaming of them now.. I might have to make them again too! :)

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  8. These look so delicious! I love lemon. :)

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    1. Thank you :) and thank you for coming by to visit and follow me. I am your newest follower as well and loving those stained glass cookies!

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  9. I love anything lemon-y so I'm sure these would be no exception! I'm going to pin them for future reference (since I've given up dessert until my daughter's first birthday). I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at Off the Hook!

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    1. Thank you, I love lemon too! Will head over :)

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  10. Love lemon cupcakes! I'll be adding these to my "to try" list. Stopping by from One Creative Mommy.

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Those look delicious...and your picture is really good!

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  12. Saw these on MIM. They look yummy!

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  13. Your lemon cupcakes look absolutely delicious!

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  14. Yummy, I love lemon desserts!

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  15. Those look heavenly - I love lemon anything!
    Thanks for linking to the Creative inspirations Party!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  16. These sound so refreshing and yummy!
    Thanks again for linking up to the Crafty Thursday Obsessions party!

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  17. YUM! These look delicious. I have to make these for my husband! He loves lemon. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a chance to make them for him and he likes them :)

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  18. girl...I love cupcakes! seriously, i ate two for lunch. yes, that was all i ate for lunch! lol! yum.

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    1. Haha cupcakes are the best! I made a batch the other day and have been eating them nonstop! So not good for me but they taste so good! :)

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  19. Good job. I love lemon and the same taste of cakes. I will try to make some myself.
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~Nichole~

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