How to make Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Homemade Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting are so full of bright sunny flavors! Whip up this easy recipe to add a little sunshine to your day. Deliciously tender vanilla cupcakes pair perfectly with the lemon cream cheese frosting.

 

Cook Time:

PREP TIME  Total Time:
20mins 45 mins 1 hours 35 minutes

 

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Ingredients (US Cups - Metric)
For the frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
 

 

 

Cupcake Ingredients

The vanilla cupcake recipe is incredibly easy. It contains simple ingredients
that you should already have on hand. Butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, buttermilk,
flour, baking powder, and salt

 

How To Make Vanilla Cupcakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

 

STEP 01

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.

 

 

STEP 02

  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then, beat in the vanilla.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk.Begin and end with flour mixture. Mix until well blended.

 

 

STEP 03

  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool  completely before frosting.

Make the frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with a handheld electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the sugar, lemon curd, vanilla, and salt. Beat on low until just incorporated then turn the mixer to high speed and beat for 2 minutes.
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