Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Happy Spring y'all!
The weather has finally warmed up here in Virginia and I am SO happy!!
I even painted my toes and broke out the flip flops.

Let's celebrate this nice weather with some mini lemon cupcakes :)





Mini Lemon Cupcakes
with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
zest of 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
I used my small Pampered Chef scoop to fill my Pampered Chef mini muffin pan.
Bake mini cupcakes for 10-12 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched.
Cool on wire racks.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
juice of one lemon (about 2 T)
zest of one lemon (about 1 tsp.)
dash of salt
6 cups powdered sugar

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Add in the lemon juice, vanilla, zest and salt and blend.  Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time with the mixer on low setting.  Increase the speed and whip until light and fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes.
I topped them with a handmade gumpaste flower.
Yield - 72 mini cupcakes


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16 comments:

  1. Those look so gorgeous. And springy! And now I'm craving cupcakes.

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    1. Thank you! I think mini cupcakes are so cute.

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  2. So pretty! Love lemon in the spring!

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    1. Thank you! I love lemon in the spring too.

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  3. We love lemon at our house! These look yummy! and I love that they are small.

    New follower through Facebook thanks to 36th Avenue hop. =)

    Cathy

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/04/reeses-peanut-butter-cookie-dough-dip.html

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I love mini cupcakes....they are so cute! Appreciate you stopping by :)

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  4. So darling and look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Finding the Pretty. Would love you to visit me at pinkpolkadotcreations.com

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    1. Thanks Rita! Appreciate you stopping by :)

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  5. These look SO cute! I played around with fondant flowers similar to this with a Spring cake I made a couple of weeks ago, but I LOVE how great it looks with one sitting on top of the frosting, amazing! Pinning now :-) Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

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  6. These are SOO pretty! I am impressed that you made the flowers yourself. Good job! And, lemon is my favorite cupcake flavor! Yum! :)

    We'd love for you to share this at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance. :) http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-5.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thank you Emily! Thanks also for the invite.....I linked up :)

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  7. I love the purple flower addition. Lemon is such a great warm weather flavor, I'll have to make these soon.

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  8. I love lemon! The colour and taste of it just screams Spring! These look delicious and I love you decorated them.
    Thank you so much for sharing at Much Ado About Monday, we can't wait to see what you have in store for us next week! :)

    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  9. How delicious! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

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