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In CELEBRATION of the fabulous new Fayetteville Pilates and Barre studio – so excited!!!

LEMON CUPCAKES WITH LEMON MOUSSE FROSTING

lemon cupcakes with lemon mousse frosting

FOR THE CUPCAKES

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups flour

1/2 cup milk

FOR THE FROSTING

1/2 cup cream

1/2 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon zest

3 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

FOR THE CUPCAKES

Heat oven to 350F. Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.

In a large bowl, whip butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs, vanilla and lemon zest. Scrape sides and whip again. Slowly stir in dry ingredients and then stream in milk. Scrape sides and mix until batter is just combined. Scoop into prepared muffin cups.

Reduce oven temperature to 325F, and bake 20 to 25 minutes – do not overcook! Remove from oven and cool completely.

FOR THE FROSTING

Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Remove from bowl and set aside. In the same bowl, whip butter, vanilla, lemon zest and powdered sugar for about a minute. With the mixer on, slowly pour in the milk until the frosting starts coming together. Scrape the sides and whip on high for about 2 minutes. Fold in the cream carefully. Once it has all been incorporated, you can frost your cupcakes.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Laurens Latest

http://www.laurenslatest.com/lemon-cupcakes-with-lemon-mousse-frosting/

 

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