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Friday, April 27, 2012

Lemon Cupcakes

These adorable lemon cupcakes remind me of spring and summer. Maybe its because they are yellow...or maybe its because they are a "light" springy lemon flavor...either way, they were a hit with my taste buds!

Lemon Cupcakes

2 1/4 c. cake flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
4 egg whites
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 cube butter
4 t. lemon extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium dish, combine milk and egg whites and whisk together. Set aside. In another medium dish combine all dry ingredient. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar and cream until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Beat in lemon extract. Add 1/3 of dry ingredient until mixed, add milk and egg white mixture...mix, add remaining dry ingredients. Beat batter for 2 minutes. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liner. Fill each liner 2/3 full with batter. Cook for approximately 20-22 minutes or until top springs back when touched, Don't OVER COOK! Top with Lemon Frosting (below).

Lemon Frosting:
2 lb. powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening
5 t. lemon extract
1/2 c. milk
Mix all ingredient together until smooth. Pipe onto Lemon Cupcakes for a perfect spring treat!

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. What a pretty cupcake!!! I've been looking for a new cake recipe, so thanks!!!

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