Feb 11 2011

Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Those of you who read my blog regularly know how much I love lemon. I hope you enjoy these cupcakes!
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Two recipes this week!
What You Need
1 Cup cake flour ( you may need a pinch more if the batter looks to thin)
3/4 Cup sugar
2 Lemons ( zest only)
1 Tbsp poppy seeds (toasted)
3 eggs
1/2 Cup vanilla ( or plain) yogurt
1/2  Cup butter (melted and cooled )
Muffin tin ( 12 cup)
Muffin/Cupcake liners
Wire cooling rack
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
1 Cup  butter (softened)
1 3/4 Cup powdered  sugar (sifted)
1 lemon ( juice only)
Yellow food coloring
Electric mixer
Piping bag with large star nozzle ( or ziplock style bag with tip cut off)
Premade icing flower, to decorate ( found in the baking aisle at your market)
Before You Start Preheat oven to 350 ° and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper liners
Lets Make It! In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, lemon zest and poppy seeds together and mix. In a medium bowl using a whisk beat the eggs into the yogurt, add to dry ingredients , mix well and add the cooled melted butter.( If batter is to runny add a few more pinches of flour and mix well)Mix together with a whisk until smooth, then divide equally into baking cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and (tops are pale not golden)cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin, then carefully lift onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
Make the icing
In a large bowl beat the butter on medium high speed until creamy, gradually added powdered sugar and lemon juice. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring.(Stir in enough food coloring for a pale lemon color) Then spoon the icing into a piping bag with a large star nozzle ( or place in a ziplock bag and twist until you have a corner tip. Cut a very small piece off of the corner.)
Pipe one spiral of icing around the edge, then pause to break the flow before moving the nozzle towards the center slightly and piping a second, smaller spiral that continues until there are no gaps in the center. Slightly rest ( make a dot) the nozzle into the icing as you stop squeezing to finish neatly. Repeat to cover all the cakes, then top with icing flower.
Serves 12

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  1. Odie Langley

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors so this has got to be good.

  2. WobiSobi

    I love Lemon Cupcakes. Yum !!

  3. PoetessWug

    Ummmm Yum!! Too bad there isn't some already made at my house. I could sure use one right about now!….LEMON! :-)

  4. Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes

    I love lemon desserts, I think they are so refreshing! The cupcakes look sinful! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Candace

    I love anything lemon! These look wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and introducing yourself I am now your newest follower. I look forward to getting to know you. Have a great weekend, Candace

  6. marlece

    Ok Miss Katie, I am here for the first time and LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. I love to bake and cook too so looks like I found a real find and friend? Can't wait to get some more great ideas. Thank you!

  7. TV's Take

    Those cupcakes looks amazing! Thanks for finding/following. Now following you back. Your blog is beautiful.

  8. Sommer J

    What gorgeous muffins! My family would thoroughly enjoy this! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Dori

    Mmmm….I love lemon cake so I know I'm going to love these cupcakes. Thanks for this yummy recipe and have a wonderful weekend! :)

  10. Anne

    Just my kind of recipe. We have 2 lemon trees and right now there are lots of lemons! The cupcake looks beautiful and sounds like it tastes delicious.

  11. Chatty Crone


  12. Facing50Blog.com

    Oh Oh Oh! I am so pleased to have found your blog via 'Follow Friday 40 and Over' and am drooling at these cup cakes and the salmon on the post below.
    I am your newest follower. Please drop by and maybe follow my blog if you fancy a laugh. I'd be deligted to welcome you.
    Carol from http://www.facing50withhumour.blogspot.com

  13. Missy Schranz

    Howdy! I found your site on the blog hop and I am your "newest" follower!!! When you get a moment, please top on by and see my blog!!


  14. Sey

    Hi Katherine. Thank you for dropping by on my blog and for following me. I'm glad you visited and I found a new blog with great recipes for baking which I could follow. We've been looking for a blog like this. I want to learn it. Thanks

  15. Debby@Just Breathe

    Thank you, I love everything Lemon!

  16. Devonay

    Looks delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  17. Kandy

    I absolutely LOVE new recipes!! These look incredibly YUMMY!!
    Thank you for stopping by my little blog =)

  18. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    I love lemon! They sound great and look beautiful! Happy Valentine's Weekend:@)

  19. Dom

    They look and sound delicious.

  20. Sherri

    Katherine, lemon is my absolutely favorite flavor!!! I am putting this recipe in my recipe box! Thanks for sharing!!

  21. Donna

    Lemon anything is my favorite dessert, Katie! These sound marvelous!

  22. Liz

    Oh, my mouth is watering. I absolutely love cupcakes and this one looks perfect!

  23. Olga

    How beautiful! And I love lemons and everything with them.

  24. Kat

    Would love to have one of those right now! This will be a recipe to make the next time my Mom visits. She loves anything lemon.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  25. Heather

    Lemon is such a wonderful flavor! I'm not a fan of poppy seeds. Do you think that the cupcake would be as good without them?

  26. Sonia Florian

    Dear Katie, thanks so much for visiting and following! I am following you back, and also grabbed your lovely blog button. Have a great weekend! Sonia

  27. Sarah @ Modern Country Style

    Oooooh, these sound juicy and delcious! They're getting my tastebuds working at the thought of biting into one!


  28. Jennifer Richardson

    This REALLY appeals
    during the most chocolatey
    time of year!
    Lemons and daffodils
    ~so ready for both!
    Will give this a go.

  29. sim only plans

    Dear Katie, thanks so much for visiting and following! I am following you back, and also grabbed your lovely blog button

  30. Mina

    This sounds divine! I love lemony things.

  31. Katie

    There is nothing…and I mean NOTHING that makes me pine for summer more than a good lemon-y treat! I will be making this one soon!

  32. Mommies Playground

    Following you, hope you will follow me back…

  33. Lin

    Oh my goodness…those look AMAZING!

    Stopping by from the Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop!

  34. A multi-dimensional life

    Oh, yes! What beautiful, lemony goodness! I do love lemon…it competes with chocolate for first place in my heart! :)
    Thanks for this lovely recipe!
    The photo is so pretty and romantic! Happy Valentine's Day! xo

  35. Honey at 2805

    Lemon is one of my favorites and the cupcakes look yummy!

    I'm so happy that you found and followed me. It's a grand feeling to have new friends and I'm following you to.

  36. Toesthattwinkle!

    I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/ I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

  37. Patti

    I have never been a big lemon person…but my mouth started watering when I saw these! They look soooooo good! I love the sunny yellow frosting!!!

  38. Mama Hen

    These look delicious! I am going to try this recipe! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

    Mama Hen

  39. Homestead Mom

    Lemon, yum. Will have to try this! Love your blog. I am now following you and am grabbing your button for my blog page. Stop by sometime at http://www.homesteadbountyblessings.com


  40. Ashley

    Hi there! I'm a new blog follower via Google Friend Connect. Yum, these look delicious! Oh, how I wish I had the cooking gene. I love your blog! Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back! Have a fabulous day and blog on!
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  41. ~Lisa

    Yummy!!! :) Will need to try this recipe in the future. I love making lemon cookies! Thanks so much for linking up! Hope you have a happy Valentines Day!

  42. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape

    that looks delicious, thanks so much for the recipe, can't wait to try it.

  43. Anonymous

    Mmmmm, good! Thanks for the recipe!


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  44. michelle

    These look so delicious and refreshing! I love just love lemon. Thank you for your sweet comments and visiting me today. Your blog is beautiful and love your music! :)

  45. shannon

    I can't wait to try ths recipe! Thanks for sharing

  46. Theresa @DearCreatives

    I love lemon too! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  47. Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired

    Ooooh – when should I come over? These looks yummy!

  48. Little Wandering Wren

    Wow – perfect timing! As you know I have a houseful of eager lemon cupcake testerouterers, (is that even a word?!) Although knowing me it would take a zillion years to get them looking as good as yours… But the kids are very encouraging and say don’t worry keep trying!!

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