Lemon Curd Cupcakes

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Courtly

"Homemade lemon curd flavors these tender cupcakes." Submitted to Taste of Home by Kerry Barnett-Amundson. It won 2nd place in a cupcake contest.

Top Review by tattanya

I used a box cake mix, but the lemon curd tasted great! The icing was a little too sweet. That may be because 3Tbs of milk was too much and I added a little more sugar to absorb some of the milk. If two Tbs is not enough milk I would only add an half Tbs. ^_^

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For lemon curd, in a heavy saucepan, cook and stir sugar, lemon juice and butter until smooth. Stir a small amount into egg; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in lemon peel. Cool 10 minutes. Cover and chill for 1 1/2 hours or until thickened.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add vanilla and lemon peel. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk.
  3. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert a small round pastry tip. Fill bag with lemon curd. Insert tip 1 inch into center of each cupcake; fill with curd just until tops of cupcakes begin to creack.
  5. Combine frosting ingredients, tinting with food coloring if desired; frost cupcakes. Store in a refrigerator.

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