Pinterest Project Tuesday – Lemon Cupcakes

Another Tuesday, which means two things 1) a new episode of Pretty Little Liars (YES) 2) Pinterest Project Tuesday! Keeping with the  lemon theme, I thought I would post the Lemon Cupcakes that I made for my sister-in-laws bridal shower. My cupcakes are a Lemon Cupcake filled with Lemon Curd with a Lemon Buttercream Frosting garnished with Yellow Sugar and a Lemon Jelly Bean.

IMG_0929Here is the pin that inspired me for this weeks project. The pin takes you to Tom Kat Studios and their recipe calls for Cream Cheese Frosting but I thought the a buttercream would be lighter and went better with light flavor of Lemon.

photo-6Mine was really more of an inspiration then an exact copy of their recipe.

Here is what I did for my Lemon Cupcakes!

Here is what you will need for the Lemon Cupcakes:

  • Boxed White Cake Mix
  • Lemons
  • Lemon Curd

IMG_0852First thing you want to do is mix according to the directions the Boxed White Cake Mix.

IMG_0854Then add 2 tablespoons of Lemon Zest to the batter. You can always add more or least based off your preference.

IMG_0866Then fill your cupcake liners and bake according to the package. There will be enough batter to make 24 cupcakes.

IMG_0867Once done, remove and let cool. You can see the Lemon Zest in the cupcakes.

IMG_0871IMG_0872Once the cupcakes are cool, you want to core out the center. Make sure you don’t go all the way through the cupcakes.

IMG_0909IMG_0911Then fill each cupcake with about a teaspoon for Lemon Curd. You can find Lemon Curd in the jelly section for your grocery store.

IMG_0914While the cupcakes where cooling I mixed my frosting.

Here is what you will need for the Lemon Buttercream:

  • 1/4 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon for Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt

IMG_0894Using your stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, on medium speed cream Butter until fluffy.

IMG_0895Once Butter is creamed, turn your mixer down and slowly start adding the Powdered Sugar.

IMG_0901Once Powdered Sugar is incorporated add in the Heavy Whipping Cream, Salt, and Vanilla.  Beat until well mixed.

IMG_0903Then add in your Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice and beat until everything is well incorporated.

IMG_0904Top each cupcake with desired amount of frosting, sprinkle on Yellow Sugar (mine were a very light yellow which is hard to see in pictures) and a Lemon Jelly Bean or garnish to your liking.

IMG_0917I loved the way they looked and everybody said they tasted great!

I hope you give them a try!

Until next time!

Love,

Jessica AKA Mrs. Ripple

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