Hello everyone! This past Friday we had Revee and her girls over for a visit to celebrate Emily's birthday. I had a bunch of lemons to use up so I made these Lemon Cream Cupcakes.
Lemon Cream Cupcakes
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon peel and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Recipe from Allrecipes.com
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
4 drops yellow food coloring
Beat cream cheese and butter in a bowl until combined. Beat in powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Beat in 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cups more of powdered sugar till frosting is of spreading consistency. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring.
Note: I added a bit more lemon juice to make it extra lemony. If you do this, just add a little more powdered sugar too.
Recipe found at Allrecipes.com
We had them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream too. :0)
More lemons to use up...
You can add sliced strawberries to your lemonade for an extra treat. Let it sit for about an hour and then stir.
Last night we watched the long awaited Miss Potter. I know some of you haven't seen it yet so I won't give anything away. I will just say that I loved it and so did the girls and Benjamin!
I hope you all are having a great weekend!