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Lemon Cupcakes!!

by Christa on October 16, 2009

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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Butter Cream Frosting!

Since it is officially Fall, you’d think I’d be baking pumpkin muffins, gingerbread, or sugar cookies… but nope, I’m still in my lemon phase. (I don’t think this phase will ever pass!)

 

The premiere of Lost Prophets is tonight! It’s a surf film that my talented boyfriend Michel Sandy filmed this year in Australia, Hawaii, Mexico & Indonesia. I’m excited to see the film all cut and perfected. So his reward will be a bunch of Lemon Cupcakes! 🙂
Here’s the recipe:

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Lemon Cupcakes:

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 8-ounce cartons dairy sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon lemon extract

  • Lemon Butter Cream Frosting
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 4 Tbsp. milk



directions

1. Preheat the

oven to 350 degree F. Line thirty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. (The batter will be thick.) Stir in lemon peel.

3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.* Bake in the preheated oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 30 cupcakes.
Lemon Butter Cream Frosting:

4. In a medium bowl, beat 6 tablespoons butter & shortening, until fluffy. Gradually add 4 cup sifted powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in 2 tsp. vanilla extract and milk. Beat until light and fluffy.






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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl October 16, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Those look absolutely delish! I adore lemon!

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The Fancy Lady October 16, 2009 at 4:39 pm

soo pretty im not a fan of lemon but i wanna eat them anyway lol

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Ferni's Food October 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Those are so adorable and look so tasty!

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George Gaston October 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Mimi… What I like about your lemon cupcakes recipe, is that it has a "hint" of lemon. Which I am sure makes them even more delicious!

You have marvelous creative style, also.

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Jelli Bean October 16, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Lemon cupcakes are one of my favorites! Lately, I've been using a lemon yogurt cake recipe for mine, but these look like they're definitely worth a try! Kudos, also, for being brave enough to list shortening as a frosting ingredient. I've noticed some bloggers turn up their noses to shortening, but it really gives frosting a nice whippy texture without an overpowering butter flavor. Thanks for sharing!

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ButterYum October 16, 2009 at 7:45 pm

These are sooooo cute!

🙂
ButterYum

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Gloria October 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Mini baker these are absolutely beauty and delicious!! love them! gloria

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Rose October 17, 2009 at 8:12 am

They look delicious. I baked a lemon pie recently, i love lemony things too! The icing looks so yummy and perfect.

Rose

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Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ October 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm

How pretty!! I love lemon in baking – how the sweet and sour just melts in your mouth!

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Julie October 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Beautiful…I love those little candy discs on top, so cute!

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Mary October 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm

These really look delicious. I adore lemon desserts and I have to give this one a try.

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Monica H October 18, 2009 at 6:10 am

You're both superstars! Congrats to you both. Who wouldn't want to be rewarded with cupcakes?

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Eliana October 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I can eat anything Lemon all year'round. Especially if it looks like this.

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Lucy October 19, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Oooh I adore lemon – I don't think lemon phases should ever pass! These cupcakes look fantastic – that swirl of icing looks just gorgeous 🙂

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Kristin October 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

That's it. These are a must make for me!

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