May 31, 2012

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Sometimes a cupcake flavor pops into my head and I can't do anything else until I bake and enjoy said cupcakes.  This is true with these beauties.  I had a bounty of lemons and an entire pound of strawberries on the verge of rottenness.  I needed to do something with them and do it fast. Thus, I embarked on one of the most delicious cupcakes journeys ever. (For me, at least.)

Fluffy, lemon cake paired with a strawberry-cream cheese frosting.  I mean...there really isn't much else to say.  I loved every bite of these and while I sent most of them to work with James, I hoarded the few that I held back.  Don't worry, James had his fair share while at work that day.  :)

The only real note I have about these cupcakes is that the frosting was just a little runny.  I popped it in the fridge after I mixed it up and it worked perfectly well.  I added more powdered sugar to help stabilize it but it was getting to be pretty sweet and I didn't want to overdo it.

Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
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For the cupcakes:2¼ cups cake flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1¼ cups whole milk or buttermilk
4 large egg whites
1½ cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 stick (8 tbsp.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ tsp. pure lemon extract

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Whisk together the milk and egg whites in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. Place the sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer and rub them together with your fingers until the sugar is moist and fragrant. Add in the butter and working with the paddle or whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer, beat at medium speed for 3 minutes, until the butter and sugar are very light. Beat in the extract.
4. Add one third of the flour mixture, still beating on medium speed. Beat in half of the milk-egg mixture, then beat in half of the remaining dry ingredients until incorporated. Add the rest of the milk and eggs beating until the batter is homogeneous, then add the last of the dry ingredients. Finally, beat the batter on medium speed for 2 minutes.
5. Divide the batter between prepared cupcake pans and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are well risen and spring back to the touch. A thin knife or other tester should come out clean.
6. Transfer the cake pans to cooling racks and cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:~½ lb. strawberries, hulled and sliced
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar

1. Puree the strawberries in a food processor until smooth. Strain over a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl, removing as many seeds as possible. Set strawberry syrup aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add in vanilla and salt and mix. Stir in the strawberry syrup and beat until combined. Begin adding powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until mixture reaches desired consistency. If necessary, chill buttercream before frosting cupcakes.

cake adapted from Baking: From My Home to Yours, frosting adapted from Cupcake Project


masyoza said...

Thanks for the lemon cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting recipe.
I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
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Megan said...

omg. lemon and strawberry must be an amazing flavor combo! I'll need to try these!

Eva @ Eva Bakes said...

These look divine! I love that the cake layer uses up a bunch of egg whites. I always seem to have them around since I love making ice cream!

Brianna said...

What a great flavor combination! These look so festive. Hope you had a great birthday!

chari said...

Thanks, Stacey. We will make them.

leslie said...

can you tell me how many cupcakes this recipe makes?  I am going to make these for my little girl's 2nd birthday...just want to know how many to expect as leftovers!  Thanks :)

goodthymes said...

This recipe makes right around 24 cupcakes. I did have leftover frosting that I still have in the freezer!

jnr said...

I made this frosting for my cupcakes and it was absolutely delicious! Definitely plan on using it again. I added the full 4 cups of powdered sugar, but the frosting was still pretty runny though. Any suggestions?

RachelHossenlopp said...

Hi there. If I remember correctly

goodthymes said...

Hi there. I do remember this frosting being a little on the runny side and I'm sure it's because of the fresh strawberries. You could try adding more powdered sugar but that could obviously make it overly sweet. You could also try refrigerating it to see if it will firm up.

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