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

-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
-4 tbsp butter
-powdered sugar
-strawberry jam (although you could probably use any jam you wanted?)

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!


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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