Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes

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When it gets close to summer time I start getting antsy for lemon.  It’s a flavor that is makes me feel rejuvenated and energized.  One of my favorite cupcakes during the Spring and Summer seasons is my Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes.

I’m a big fan of not only lemon but also vanilla.  Vanilla is a a traditional flavor found in desserts and I found adding lemon to my vanilla cupcake recipe complemented the lemon nicely.

Finding a garnish that was tasty and cute was an easy task with these Candied Lemon Slices.  Candied fruit slices are always a delicious treat and they make the perfect topper for cupcakes! Hint:  The trick is to let the slices completely cool before adding them to your cupcakes or they’ll slump and fall over.

 

These tasty cupcakes are perfect for summer parties.  They not only taste great but they add a a bright color to a summer spread.  Everyone loves the candied lemon addition and it presents something other than the traditional fruit topping.  The sugar takes away the bitterness of the lemon so when you’re biting into the peel it’s a pleasant taste instead of a sour one.

 

I used the Wilton 1M tip to frost these cupcakes.  I find this tips works well when frosting buttercream that has an additive to it such as lemon zest.  The presentation is always beautiful with this tip.




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Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes
Delicious lemon and vanilla cupcakes topped with a candied lemon slice.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings
Cupcakes
Ingredients
Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Candied Lemon Slices
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings
Cupcakes
Ingredients
Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Candied Lemon Slices
Instructions
Lemon Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Combine eggs, butter, vanilla extract, milk, and lemon juice in large bowl.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder in small bowl.
  4. Slowly add into wet mixture until well blended.
  5. Add in sour cream and mix well.
  6. Bake for 16 to 19 minutes. Until toothpick comes out clean.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
  1. Combine SOFTENED butter and shortening, blend well.
  2. Add in lemon zest and lemon juice.
  3. Slowly add in 4 cups powdered sugar and the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Mix well.
Candied Lemon Slices
  1. Thinly slice lemons into 18 slices.
  2. Bring water, sugar, and lemon juice to a simmer on stove.
  3. Place lemon slices in skillet, flip ocassionally, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Place lemon slices on wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with sugar.
Recipe Notes

https://www.themamaneedscake.com/recipe/lemon-vanilla-cupcakes/

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