Celebration Cupcakes With Citrus Frosting

READY IN: 53mins
Recipe by Redsie

From Alan's Kitchen.

Top Review by Ratalouille

My cupcakes came out a little dry and crumbly, the texture was that of a corn muffin. I thought I may have baked them too long, so I shortened the baking time of my second batch, unfortunately I got the same results. The frosting is nice and thick. I added a little orange extract to bring out the flavor. Also, it started to dry out while I was frosting my cupcakes, so I put it all into a pastry bag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cupcake:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat sugar and 3/4 cup butter at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until creamy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon vanilla.
  7. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition, just until mixed.
  8. Divide batter evenly among cupcake cups and bake for 23 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on wire racks 10 minutes and remove cupcakes from pans. Cool completely.
  10. Frosting:.
  11. In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup butter at medium speed until creamy.
  12. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt alternately with half & half and 1 teaspoon vanilla, lemon or orange peel, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  13. Stir in corn syrup.
  14. Frost cupcakes.

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