Friday, January 31, 2014

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

I love cupcakes. They are the perfect size and somehow this makes them taste so much better than regular cake. Today, I made some simple vanilla cupcakes and topped them with a fabulous lemon buttercream frosting. They were super simple to make and are perfect when you are craving that little bit of sweet.

Ingredients (Cupcakes):

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 8 Tbls butter (softened) 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups almond milk
Directions (Cupcakes):
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl mix together butter and sugar until smooth.
  5. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
  6. Add flour mixture and milk. Alternate each and add slowly.
  7. Fill liners evenly with mixture until they are all about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes rotating half-way through.
  9. Let cool thoroughly before frosting.

Ingredients (Frosting):
  • 3/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 Tbls lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbls almond milk
  • 1/2 Tbls vanilla
Directions (Frosting):
  1. Beat butter, lemon peel, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. 
  2. Add in milk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Frost your cooled cupcakes

These cupcakes were so good! They took almost no time at all and were super easy to make.

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