Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Cream Icing

Last night I made a Lemon Meringue Pie for a friend's birthday, and had left over lemon curd. I thought it would be great in a cupcake and found this recipe on All Recipes.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Cream Icing
adapted from:
3 cups self-rising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp.
2 cups white sugar
4 large eggs at room temp.
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup milk
2 1/2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice ( I used about 4 Tablespoon)
Lemon Cream Icing
2 cups heavy cream, chilled
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners makes about 30 cupcakes. I halved the recipe and made about 12 cupcakes.

Sift the flour and salt together in bowl. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, one at a time, beating each egg until incorporated before adding the next. Beat in the lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

Gently beat in the flour mixture into the butter mixture, one third at a time, alternating with the milk and the lemon juice beginning and ending with flour. Do not over-mix.

Filled prepared pans with batter 3/4 full. Bake about 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in pans about 10 minutes, then remove to a rack to finish cooling.

Hollow a hole in the center of each cupcake when cooled and fill with lemon curd. Top with Lemon Cream Icing

For the icing: Beat the cream in a chilled bowl with an electric mixer set on low until cream begins to thicken. Add the powdered sugar and the lemon juice a little at a time, beating after each addition, until fully incorporated. Increase speed to high and beat until icing forms soft peaks, about 5 minutes. Spread or pipe on cupcakes. Refrigerate leftovers.


  1. These look and sound wonderful. Lemon is my favorite of all flavors and I love anything that uses it. Your cupcakes are gorgeous. I found your blog by chance but I'll be back often to see what you've been working on. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Love the tart and tangy flavor of lemony desserts. My jaw's tingling just looking at your photo.

  3. These would be perfect for a summer picnic or something fun like that. You always do a beautiful job on your desserts!

  4. Hi Alice...thanks for this recipe...I recently posted a picture of a lemon curd cupcake and didn't have a recipe to go with the picture....I really need to make these....As for the chocolate bunnies....simple simple to make....

  5. Gorgeous cupcakes! Lemon is my favorite.