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Lemon? Love It! - 7 recipes

Blending sweet and tart, lemon cupcakes are a refreshing dessert. Cupcakes are favorites at kids' parties and at specialty bakeries catering to more sophisticated tastes. Lemon is a taste of summer that you can enjoy all year long!

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By shauna

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (34 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 45
Cooking time 70

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (1/2-stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon limoncello
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • LEMON CURD:
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • CREAM CHEESE LIMONCELLO FROSTING:
  • 2 ounces (1/2-stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1 tablespoon limoncello
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

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If you're a lover of all thing lemon then these easy lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream are a must try

  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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Moist and tender lemon cupcakes with a silky, smooth lemon mousse frosting

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups milk
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
4.5/5 (49 Votes)

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Homemade cupcakes are hollowed out then filled with tangy lemon filling and topped with meringue

  • Lemon Filling:
  • 3 large egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 c) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Meringue:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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Sweet and sunny, with all the things we love about lemon meringue pie — but in cupcake form

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Buttery Sweet Dough Flavor (optional, but adds that signature bakery taste)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • LEMON CURD:
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (8-tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon Bakewell Cream or cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
4.5/5 (35 Votes)

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These 2-ingredient strawberry lemon cupcakes are the perfect dessert recipe to throw together for a party or when y...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 box lemon flavored cake mix
  • 1 (12-ounce) can strawberry soda
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 (4-ounce) stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (6-ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 sliced strawberries, optional
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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No time to make the frosting? Simply top the cupcakes with sweetened whipped cream

  • GELATIN CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup lemon-flavored sparkling beverage
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 12 paper baking cups
  • 12 (2-inch) round shortbread cookies
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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