Luscious Lemon Drop Cupcakes
Author: Launi
  • 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
  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.
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.
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