I have so many cakes and ideas and recipes to share over the next few weeks ... I had a hard time deciding where to start. But Lemon Kissed Cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting seemed like a good place.
But it's almost Easter. It's Spring. And lemon flavors just seem right for Spring. Oh. And I have an obsession with lemon.
Besides, yesterday I shared the Messy Buttercream Ruffles cake (thanks for your sweet comments), so today I thought I'd share cupcakes with a frosting recipe... and
tomorrow (or maybe later today if I can't stand to wait) later today... another cake!
The cake is my often-used vanilla cake recipe... nothing too extraordinary there but it works for me (and it's really good cake). PS. Do you see the lemon curd peeking out from under the frosting? I might have overfilled that one! Oops!!
But then... to top it off, I wanted more than just the Cream Cheese Frosting that I put on the Lemon Icebox Cake. I wanted lemon in the frosting. So I came up with this recipe. It's not much of a stretch from the cream cheese frosting! I just changed the proportions of the ingredients a bit and added lemon!
I used the Ateco #847 Closed Star Tip from the Ateco Large Tube Set to pipe on a big star of frosting.
As you read the recipe below, I want to mention that this frosting was softer (and creamier... and silkier... perfect!) Than I usually work with, but still stiff enough to hold it's shape when piped. Enjoy!!
Do you have any questions about these cupcakes or the recipe? Please leave them in the comments! Here's the printable recipe:Print