Lemon Zest Cupcakes
Why I Love This Recipe
Scrumptious, moist lemon cupcakes flavored with lemon zest and a lemon butter icing
Ingredients You'll Need
8 oz. softened butter
8 oz. softened cream cheese
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
2/3 cup ground sugar
½ cup plain flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour
Pre-heat oven to 300 deg. F. Line a 12 cupcake tray with cupcake papers.
Beat butter, cream cheese, lemon rind, sugar and eggs until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Sift the two flours and fold into the cake mixture. Beat well.
Divide the mixture equally between the 12 cup cases and bake for 20 minutes.
How about topping the cupcakes with lemon butter icing?
To make a lemon butter icing, cream butter in a bowl until very soft. Gradually add in confectioner's sugar and beat into the butter, along with lemon zest and enough lemon juice to soften the icing, to a spreadable consistency. Spread on top of each cupcake once they have cooled.