Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting


The warmer weather calls for light and seasonal desserts. These Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting check all the boxes for a flavorful Spring and Summer treat everyone will love. And it won’t have you spending hours in the kitchen preparing them either!

CUPCAKES Sugar Lemon zest  Unsalted butter  Eggs  Pure vanilla extract All-purpose flour Baking powder Baking soda Sour cream  Salt Milk – ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

FROSTING Unsalted butter Powdered sugar Salt Strawberry puree  Vanilla extract

A secret to enhancing lemon flavor in your dessert is to work the lemon zest into the granulated sugar before adding it to the butter.

Also, use lemon juice plus lemon zest for great lemon flavor.

This frosting gets all its flavor and color from strawberries themselves! The secret to attaining such rich strawberry flavor in buttercream frosting is to create a strawberry puree then reduce it to concentrate the flavors.

Puree the strawberries by themselves. Then, place the puree in a saucepan over low heat and allow the puree to reduce by about half.

Bake up the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.

Fresh or frozen strawberries can be used for the strawberry puree

Store frosted cupcakes in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Next, Try The Lemon  Olive Oil  Cake