Lemon Sparkle Cupcakes

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by looneytunesfan

Bursting with lemony zing, these cup cakes don't require frosting. In fact, some prefer the crunchy sugar-and-spice topping.

Top Review by Fanged Menace

No zing here. Maybe you're supposed to use dried lemon zest? I used fresh, and they didn't taste anything.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in lemon peel. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful over each cupcake.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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