Luscious Lemon Drop Cupcakes

How long has it been since you’ve had an old fashioned lemon drop? Oooooh, too long I bet. So maybe–just maybe you’ll need to make some of these sweet and tangy little lemon drop cupcakes. If summer is dragging her feet where you live, like it is where I live–then let’s not be afraid to bring the sunshine right indoors!

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1 tsp vanilla
3-1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sour cream

DIRECTIONS:

With mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add peel and vanilla-and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fill  paper-lined cupcake pan with 1/4 cup of batter.  Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes or the middle springs back to a light touch. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

FROSTING:

3 Tbsp butter
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1Tbsp milk

Cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, vanilla, peel and milk together and beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes and decorate with candy lemon drops.

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Luscious Lemon Drop Cupcakes
 
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Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups sour cream
Instructions
  1. With mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  3. Add peel and vanilla-and mix well.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream. Fill paper-lined cupcake pan with ¼ cup of batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes or the middle springs back to a light touch.
  6. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Notes
FROSTING: 3 Tbsp butter 2-1/4 cups powdered sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice ¾ tsp vanilla ¼ tsp finely grated lemon peel 1Tbsp milk Cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, vanilla, peel and milk together and beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes and decorate with candy lemon drops.

 


8 Replies to “Luscious Lemon Drop Cupcakes”

  1. Just thought you should know you inspired a very bored 14 yr old with this post (and it was only the 3rd day of summer vacation). This kitchen was a disaster – before she cleaned up after herself – but the cupcakes were delicious and you should have seen how proud she was to take some to share with her young women leaders. Thanks my friend and keep the inspiration coming!

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