Friday, May 02, 2008

Love me some lemons

Hi, there! I'm excited to post some of my favorite recipes on ATDT. Thanks for letting me be a guest blogger, Missy (and other contributors)!

Right now I have lemons on my mind! I pretty much love anything with lemons, so it is only fitting that for a family picnic tomorrow I'll be making my favorite lemon cupcakes! The recipe is from All Recipes.

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (sometimes I add an extra tsp)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon milk

Directions: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon peel and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes.


tonya said...

Lindsay, welcome! This is on my menu for tomorrow afternoon. What a great treat for Fast Sunday. Thanks.

Meggan said...

Yeah, who gave you the sugar for them?

tonya said...

My BFF, who happens to be kinda dorky.