Lemon Curd Cupcakes
Lemon lovers rejoice! These triple lemon cupcakes are a dream dessert.
- Serves: 12 persons
- Lemon Cupcakes:
- 1cup granulated sugar
- ½cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
- 2large eggs
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½teaspoons baking powder
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½cup whole milk
- 2tablespoons lemon zest
- 3tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½cup prepared Lemon Curd
- Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
- 4cups powdered sugar
- 1cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
- 2tablespoons lemon juice (plus additional if necessary)
- Lemon zest, for a garnish (optional)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.
Step 3Beat the sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
Step 4Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
Step 5Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
Step 6Add in the flour mixture to the stand mixer bowl alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
Step 7Mix in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to make sure all ingredients are combined..
Step 8Divide the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling each liner almost to the top. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Step 9Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Step 10To put filling inside cupcakes, first use a small knife to cut a small hole in the center of each cupcake. Remove the center and set aside.
Step 11Fill each hole with about 1 teaspoon of the prepared lemon curd.
Step 12Beat powdered sugar and butter on low. Add the lemon juice, one tablespoon at a time until the frosting reaches the desired consistency. Use additional lemon juice if necessary.
Step 13Place the frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and decorate the tops of the cupcakes.
Step 14Garnish with additional lemon zest, if desired.