These cupcakes are fabulous! I increased the amount of zest in both the cake batter and icing from 1 tsp to 1 TBS, added 1 tsp of lemon extract to the batter and added the juice from one medium-sized lemon to the icing (increasing the amount of confectioner's sugar by 1 cup). The flavor of these cupcakes is a wonderful hit of lemon! The texture of the cake is light and moist! By adding the lemon juice to the icing gives the perfect amount flavor to the overall product! This recipe will definitely go into my special do-again cookbook!! Thank you, Echo echo!
These were very good cupcakes. Nice, light texture. I would have prefered them to be a bit more lemon-y, but that's just my taste. I did not use the frosting listed, as I did not want a cream cheese frosting for this occasion. I'm looking forward to trying the cupcakes with the frosting though. Overall, a great light cupcake.
Great cupcakes. I love lemon and these had a nice light, well balanced lemon flavor. The cakes came out perfect. They're moist and raised well. I also really liked this frosting. Not to sweet or overly cream cheesey. I'll be holding on to this recipe. I only got 10 regular sized cupcakes though. Thanks Echo!
Wow!These were lemony perfection! I could have eaten the whole batch. The amount of lemon flavor is just right and not too over-powering. Not only is this a very easy recipe, The cake part was very moist and delicious, and I think I will use this cream cheese frosting for everything from now on. Thank you for posting my new favorite treat!
Mmm.. very light and refreshing! Really easy too! Thanks!
When I made these for superbowl, I added a little lemon juice and used a canned cream cheese frosting with lemon whipped in. It was a really good cupcake except there's one issue: I followed the recipe too closely and, because it's not added in in the directions, I forgot to add the baking powder >,< But don't get me wrong, they were still delicious, just a bit more like lemony shortbread than light cupcakes.
These cupcakes are a little more dense than I am used to, but the flavor is great. The light lemon flavor is perfect. Will definately make again. Thank you for sharing.
These are delicious. I am like you echo, lemon for me is what chocolate is for others and these cupcakes are keepers.
Made these to give to my in-laws but kept one to taste... Mmmmmm good!! The mix only made 9 muffins and I made only half the frosting. These cupcakes are moist, not too lemony, but just enough and the frosting is delish!! Thanks echo echo!! :)
Wonderful recipe! I hate when people leave reviews based on how they changed the recipe, so I'm violating my own rule right now...The only change I made was for one of the eggs only using the white and adding a little lemon juice to make up for the lost moisture. I also made mini cupcakes which required only a 15 minute baking time.