The Most Amazing Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

The Most Amazing Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

These Lemon Cupcakes are incredibly soft and bursting with lemon flavor! They are some of my favorite flavors for summer! An quick and easy amazing cupcake recipe! I made these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect!

Ingredients:

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

Lemon Cream Icing:

2 cups chilled heavy cream

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. With paper liners, line 30 cipcake pan cups.

In a bowl sift together the salt and self-rising flour. In another bowl, using an electric mixer beat together the sugar and unsalted butter, until light and fluffy.

One at a time beat in the eggs, until incorporated. Mix in the lemon zest and vanilla extract.

Into the butter mixture, gently beat the flour mixture, one third at a time, alternating with half the lemon juice and half the milk after each of the first 2 additions of flour.

Beat until well combined. Do not over mix.

The prepared cupcake liners fill with batter 3/4 full, and bake into the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, or about 17 minutes.

Let cool the cupcakes in the pans for about 10 minutes, then transfer them on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the icing:

With an electric mixer on low speed, beat the cream in a chilled bowl, until the cream begins to thicken. Add in the lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar, a little at a time, and continue beating after each addition, until incorporated.

Increase the speed on the mixer to high, and beat until the icing soft peaks, for about 5 minutes. Spread on the cooled cupcakes.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Serve and Enjoy!

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