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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lemony Valentine's Day Cupcakes

I just wanted to share this recipe.
Source: Blisstree
INGREDIENTS:
cupcakes:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, at room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
zest of one lemon, plus juice of half a lemon
1 cup buttermilk
icing:
3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
INSTRUCTIONS:
cupcakes:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with decorative liners (or butter and flour tins if preferred).
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
3. Add the butter and sugars to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. With the mixer on medium speed, mix until the butter and sugars are blended and smooth, about two minutes; scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. With the mixer running on slow speed, add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is just combined. Add vanilla, lemon zest and juice, stirring until just incorporated.
4. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk in three rounds, alternating ingredients.
Icing and decorating the cupcakes:
1. Sift the confectioners sugar into a bowl and set aside. Add the butter and cream cheese to the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, scraping down bowl with a spatula between additions. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy; add vanilla and salt and blend until thoroughly combined.
2. Using a knife or small spatula, spread a layer of frosting on each cupcake. (You can use a decorating bag and pipe the frosting on if you prefer, but the cream cheese frosting is rich; a thin layer is plenty.) Sprinkle a small amount of colored sugar, sprinkles, or decorative topping of your choice over the icing; allow to sit so that the frosting hardens a bit. Serve within 24 hours.
(The cupcakes themselves can last up to three days in an airtight container, but the cupcakes shouldn’t be frosted or decorated until you’re ready to serve. Frosting can also keep in the refrigerator for up to one week in a sealed container.)
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31 comments:

Aya said...

Looks so yummy :DDD

Ms. Nik said...

Hi I love your site! Me and my kids love cupcakes I am going to make some from your recipe today :)

cheyenne davide. said...

mmmmm I'm soo in the mood for cakes now its unbelievable
- congrats on the award as well by the way, ahhh soo jealous of the cake loool im soo hungry now :( x

xNTA said...

LOVE baking cupcakes. I might just bake some for Valentine's day but probably a vanilla cupcake with coffee buttercream frosting :)
Have a great one! x http://xnta.blogspot.com/

maggeygrace said...

YUM! I love valentine's day solely for the yummy food:) I had cupcakes the other day- funfetti! But this looks SO good. Lemon is my favorite. Nom nom nom!

Rinny said...

The cupcakes look so cute! Thanks for the recipe :D

Linh said...

looks delicous :)

Reese Milania said...

OMG the last pic is so cute!

Fernroro said...

thanks for the recipe :D
though i already made cupcakes for valentines day like 5 minutes ago ^^
hahaha!

the lip lollipops looks so yummy *-*

Maggy Vaugeois said...

oh nice thing :)
this will be a cutee present for valentine day :D

aki! said...

Aw, everyone's posting such cute Valentine's Day stuff!

Pretzel Gurl said...

Thanks ginger! I'm not expecting many will join but what the heck! HAHA! I'm craving for some pastries right now. OOOooh! A cupcake! Yummy! (drool) HAHA!

lip lollipops ♥ ♥ ♥!!! Looking good!

lucy and sarah said...

The cupcakes look so yummy!

De Vero said...

Such a cute cupcake! I like those lollipops, they look like the purses done buy Lulu Guiness:)

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elizabeth said...

The lemony cupcake looks delicious! yay on winning :)

Rania Kelesidou said...

Well I don't know how they taste but they surely look lovely!Like your blog honey,so just followed you!

http://nothinglikefashion.blogspot.com/

Rinz said...

how pretty!!

Saige White said...

Yum! That cupcake looks delicious! It's so pretty too! :)

saranghaeyo said...

YUM~ I would totally make these if it wasn't too late and I wasn't so lazy ^^;;

Yannie said...

Happy v-day!

I might join the contest... I think the some of the giveaways are for crafting. I'll check the site sis.

cryskay said...

yum that recipe sounds delicious! xo

Ellen ♥ said...

Hello! Happy Valentine's Day to you! :) Ingat!

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Emmaleigh said...

the lips-shaped are so cute! haha and the cupcake made me really hungry and I felt disappointed. I wish, I knew how to bake. =))

Earth said...

looks so yummy!

Gamble said...

Happy Happy Valentines day!!!

Béracha said...

Looks delicious!
Defenitely going to use this recipe someday!

Pop Champagne said...

yummm, happy valentines day love!

lucy and sarah said...

Happy Valentines day!

Lux and Stan said...

Yummy goodies for the holiday! & every day, too.

dEJOISS said...

Lovely sharing.:)

Dejoiss

Marie said...

Mmmmm... lemony cupcakes? Yum!:D

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