Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Another long-overdue post from uh, back in April. >_>

Trish made me cupcakes for my birthday! :] (The recipe was stolen from here.)

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting


Ingredients:
(Cupcakes)
-2 1/4 cups cake flour
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 1/4 cups whole milk
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-4 egg whites
-zest from 2 lemons
-1 tsp vanilla
-8 tbsp butter
-1/2 tsp lemon extract
(Frosting)
-4 tbsp butter
-powdered sugar
-strawberry jam (although you could probably use any jam you wanted?)

Instructions:
1) (Cupcakes) Preheat oven to 350. Wash and zest lemon in large bowl with
the sugar. Rub zest with sugar until sugar is moist.
2) Separate egg whites into a small bowl and mix with milk. Add butter to
sugar and lemon zest and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and lemon
juice and keep beating.
3) Sift in 1/3 dry ingredients. Mix. Add half the milk and eggs. Mix again.
Continue alternating dry and wet ingredients until everything’s
incorporated and mixed well.
4) Divide batter into ~24 muffin cups and bake for 18-22 minutes.
5) (Frosting) Beat butter with powdered sugar and jam until fluffy.
6) Spread onto cupcakes and serve!

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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