Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lemon Cream Cuppiecakes

These lemon cream cuppiecakes have a rich vanilla cake portion topped with a light lemony frosting.  I made these for the recently engaged Ms. Ashley Darden's bachelorette party.  Top off the cuppiecakes with some sprinkles and you'll have yourself a set of party-ready sweet treats!  Recipe from Allrecipes.com.  Note: I doubled the frosting recipe to frost 24 cuppiecakes.  The frosting recipe below was enough for me to frost only 12 cuppiecakes.
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon milk

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon peel and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes.  Decorate as desired.
Grate lemons for fresh lemon zest.
Add sugar to creamed butter.
Don't forget to scrape the sides of the bowl. 
Add eggs and lemon zest.
Sift dry ingredients.
Add half of the dry ingredient mixture to sugar-butter mixture.
Add half of the sour cream.  Repeat with the remaining dry ingredient mixture and sour cream. 
Dough will be very thick.
Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, fill lined cupcake pans with batter.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
In a clean bowl, cream butter for lemon frosting.
Add powdered sugar.
To get the most juice of out of a lemon, roll out lemons on a counter top.
Squeeze lemon juice into the frosting and mix on high.
I like to add concentrated food paste but you can also use regular food coloring.
Frost your cuppiecakes.

Isn't Ashley a real-life Barbie doll?  I can't wait for the wedding day!  :)

Happy baking.


Frost your cuppiecakes.

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