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4.6 from 5 votes

Lemonade Cupcakes

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 390kcal

Ingredients

  • For The Cupcakes
  • 1 stick 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C whole milk
  • zest + fresh juice of two 2 large lemons
  • For The Frosting
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 zest and juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Disposable piping bag fitted with a medium star tip
  • 2 lemons sliced into quarters

Instructions

  • To Make The Cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Using stand mixer beat the butter and sugar together until creamed.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until everything is combined
  • In a medium bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients Continue to beat until combined, batter will be thick.
  • Beat in the milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice on low speed until just combined.
  • Spoon batter evenly into the cupcake liners, filling them about 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 21 minute or until a toothpick inserted in the middle will come out clean when done.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • To Make The Frosting
  • Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and juice, lemon extract and heavy whipping cream
  • Mix on medium speed until combined, creamy and stiff
  • Scoop the frosting into the piping bag and pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes
  • Top with lemon slices
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg