Thursday, January 27, 2011

What's Cooking | Lemon Cupcakes

Hey Divas!  I hope you're all having a fabulous week so far!  I know I am:))  This California weather is absolutely divine and I've been taking full advantage of it.  For some strange reason I woke up this morning with lemon cuppies on my mind (weird...I know right) so I decided to whip up a batch, and I got a chance to use my new decorating tip which I absolutely love.  These cuppies turned out waaay better than I expected.  Definitely a recipe worth trying.

Ingredients (Yields 28-30 Cupcakes)

3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup whole milk, divided
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees .  Line 30 cupcake pan cups with paper liners.

2. Sift the self-rising flour and salt together in a bowl. In another bowl, beat the unsalted butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating each egg until incorporated before adding the next. Mix in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

3. Gently beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, one third at a time, alternating with half the milk and half the lemon juice after each of the first 2 additions of flour. Beat until just combined; do not over mix.

4. Fill the prepared cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full, and bake 17 minutes or until golden brown. & toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before removing them to finish cooling on a rack.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1-2 drops yellow food coloring (if desired)
1 box of confectioners’ sugar

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, lemon juice, and food coloring together until smooth. Add sugar and beat ingredients on low speed. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.



  1. OMG!! NO YOU DIDN'T!!!

    I'm going to have to do it!! Looks too good!!!

  2. YUMMY cupcakes! I just called the kids downstairs to look at your cupcake they want me to make some. MYESHIA have to come to the east coast to make us some cupcakes but thats after I visit Cali for some great weather becasue it's not fun here....but we can make it fun with some cupcakes...LOL

    Also love the new header look with the pics. A+


  3. When you come to Cali..I will make you a dozen of whatever cuppies you and your family want :))
    and then I'm off to the east coast for you to take me shopping. I absolutely adore your style.

    OH...and you have to make those cuppies for the kids. They were super tasty! They will LOVE them.

  4. @ Moni...gurrlll I DID (lol) You have to try them!

  5. This looks so yummy! And I love anything that is "lemon" along with my favorite color yellow. Thanks for sharing.


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