Sunday, June 24, 2007

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

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
3 eggs
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

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

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!


Amber said...

Those cupcakes look delicious. A nice summer treat. I will have to try that with the lemonade. It looks beautiful.

I have not seen the movie yet but was glad to hear it was good.

dot said...

Kelli, your muffins look delicious!
We enjoy lemonade too but we make it with splenda.

Kelley said...

The cupcakes look so good!
Thank you for sharing the recipe!
I have copied it and put it in my to try file and will try it very soon!

I am going to rent Miss Potter today and watch it... I am glad to know that you and the children enjoyed it so!

Have a very blessed day *Ü*

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful treat! You are one of the few women I know who use real lemons for things! :-) You even started me on it!

So~that movie is out on DVD now? FINALLY. Ever since it was at the theaters I have wanted to see it, but theaters are not for this time of my life...and whenever I asked about it at the movie store, only blank stares were offered!

i can't wait to see it...I have a feeling I might want a copy of it for myself! :-)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE cream cheese frosting.I can't think of a better treat to put it on than your lemon cupcakes. So delicious.

And the lemonade looks so fresh and thirst quenching. What a lovely treat all around.

I've not heard of the movie. Perhaps it is because I do not have small kids anymore? I'll hvave to look it up.

I have missed being a part of your Show and Tell these last 2 weeks. The blogging is just getting to be so addictive that I have had to force myself to hold back from time to time.

I do love to read yours though. And all the others that are linked.

Have a great week, Kelli.

Gena said...

Those cupcakes look so good! Lemon is one of our favorite flavors. Summer has been making homemade lemonaid this year and this it is the best. Lemons just seem so summery to me.

Have a great Sunday.

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Those lemon cream cupcakes look absolutely delish! Lemon is one of our very favorites here. Sorry I haven't done Show N Tell lately, but I'm trying to find "my happy medium" I still want to do it from time to time, but have had to cut back some for summer.

Disney for Boys said...

OOOhhhh, Those cupcakes and the lemonade look amazing, thank you so much for sharig the recipe!!!

I think Troy and I will be renting a movie tomorrow night :-), I cant wait!

Have a great week!

Christine said...

I must try making those delectable looking cupcakes! I cannot wait to see Miss Potter. I am so glad that they decided to make a decent movie! They were not showing that movie in my area. Blessings!

Heather Anne said...

I am a big fan of anything lemony so I am printing this out to try soon! They look so good - thank you for sharing! I have some lemon curd that might make a nice filling for the middle - I had thought of donuts, but cupcakes would be even nicer!

We often put raspberries in lemonade, and even sliced peaches when they are coming on nicely!

Enjoyed visiting your blog, as always!


Sonya said...

We also loved this movie! We watched it a few nights ago and were thrilled! It was very nice to watch a movie that was clean and most of all, meaningful. The only thing missing was those cupckaes!

Marci said...

I love lemon flavored things. These look like a great summertime treat.

I guess I am behind the times. I never heard of this movie.

Susan P. said...

I love anything "lemony" so I know I will definitely have to make these. BTW, I knew you would love Miss Potter (even though we needed Kleenexes;o)

Melissa said...

I have a bowl full of lemons that are just asking to be made into those cupcakes! (Or maybe it's my sweet tooth asking :-)
Strawberry and lemon-topped lemonade is perfect with it!
I'm very curious about that movie! We'll have to rent it.

Mindy said...

Those cupcakes look and sound delicious! Now I have recipe to use for the bumper crop of lemons off our tree! It seems that you have had a relaxing Sunday!! Wishing you a blessed week!

Open Roads Mama said...

Yum!!! Those look great!

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

These look WONDERFUL!! I'm copying off the recipe and hope to try them soon! Can't wait to see the Miss Potter movie on this end either!! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Blessings, Diane

Anita said...

Your cupcakes look delicious (is there still one left for me?)

Oh, you already watched that movie! I like Renee Zellweger a lot when she was Bridget Jones! Do you know Bridget?

Okay, I am late, need to hurry now!

Have a great new week!

xox, Anita

CONNIE W said...

I can't remember when I've had a home-made cupcake from scratch and these sound positively yummy, and they look that way as well.
I'm going to watch for that movie. I'm not familiar with it but it looks interesting and if you give it a thumbs up that's good enough for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments, I always appreciate them even when I don't send you a reply.

theups said...

I am DYING over your cupcakes!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything with lemon!!!

And Miss Potter!!! OOOHHHH!!! I've GOT to see it!!!

Thank you for sharing your recipe!! I'm sure you, Revee and all the girls had a wondeful time together!!

Mrs. U

LBP said...

Loving those lemon cupcakes! That recipe has been copied and pasted!

I can not wait to see Miss Potter, I'm stopping by the video store on my way home today.

Jennifer in MS said...

Oh, I love lemon desserts and those look delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a blessed week!

Anonymous said...

Dear and I watched Miss Potter on friday night. Delightful the second time around, too. Your cupcakes look divine!

Momma Roar said...

Yummy! Your recipes always make my mouth water! What a fun show and tell below!
Have a great week!

Jenn4Him said...

Lovely lemons! Thanks for answering my question. I'll start looking for our own set, although we found a horse stable at a thrift store this week that is keeping her happily occupied.

Cris said...

They sure look delicious!!! The lemonade too... nice hints! The weekend here was great, we took the kids to an amusement park, even though it's fall the weather was good.

Laurie said...

Oh yum, these cupcakes look luscious ~ I love anything lemony!

Lori said...

The cupcakes look delicious. I will have to try that recipe.
As well as the lemonade looks delicious too.

Unknown said...

Oh Yum! My mouth is watering.Those cupcakes look so refreshing for these hot days of summer in FL.

I WANT to see MISS POTTER so bad!!!

Kim said...

Ok, now my mouth is watering. Yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

I will be trying those Lemon Cream Cupcakes and the Lemonade. They look great! I am always on the lookout for lemon recipes. Love lemon!

Thanks for the movie tip. I like to see good movies and have found some that I check out from the library or get a Blockbuster are not exactly what I would have chosen had I known a little more about them.

Melissa E. said...

Ooh! I'm always looking for a good movie we can all enjoy, thanks for the tip!

Martha said...

Upon your recomendation of this movie - I went and tried to rent it for the weekend. I was disappointed to find out that it was not yet released in our area yet. I told my hubbie how dissapointed I was - the next day after work he went and found me a copy and suprised me with it. We watched and had a wonderful weekend together. The movie was great - I loved it!!

Sharon said...

Love the cupcakes, thanks!!

My husband, my two girls and I watched Miss Potter the other night and loved it too, even though a couple of us shed a few tears! It's so great to watch movies like that where you don't have to worry about the language or the content. My husband wants to buy it now.