Lemon Cupcakes

Recipe by Redsie
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F Insert liners into medium cupcake pans.
  • Prepare cupcakes. Melt butter and lemon zest on low heat; the heat helps release the flavors and spice the butter.
  • In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Place eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl, beating on medium speed.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients, alternating with the melted butter and mix until mixture is light and airy.
  • Fill the cupcake liners two-third full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cupcakes are springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in cupcake's center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare glaze: in an eletric mixer,beat butter with powdered sugar and lemon juice until frosting is integrated and smooth (add 1 more tablespoon of lemon juice for creamier texture if desired).
  • Using a spatula, spread frosting on each cupcake, decorating with lemon zest.
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