Lemon Cupcakes

lemon cupcakes

Fall gets me thinking about baking.  And when I think about baking lately, it’s all about cupcakes!  These lemon cupcakes have a generous dollop of vanilla cream cheese frosting on top rather than the usual lemon frosting.

For people who think buttercream icing is “too sweet”, there are a couple of things you can do to cut down on the sweetness.  My favorite trick to cutting the sweetness in buttercream icing is to add a pinch of salt.  Trust me, it won’t taste salty, but will cut the sweetness a bit so you can enjoy the creamy icing on top of the cupcake.  The other way to cut sweetness is to make a cream cheese frosting.  Cream cheese frosting is wonderful on all types of cakes and cupcakes, not just carrot cake or red velvet, and it was delicious on these lemon cupcakes.

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  1. There’s no such thing as too sweet for me. I love cupcakes, frosting, candy, & everything. Lemon cupcakes sound amazing. :]
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  2. These look so nice and yummy ♥♥ Nice tips ♥♥

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  3. They look yummy! Do you have a recipe?

  4. These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. So simply perfect. Love lemon anything.

    Ashleigh x

  6. Wow! Looks so Yummy!!
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  7. I never ate something too sweet :) The cupcakes seem great, maybe I’ll try makin some myself over the weekend. Baking can be quite relaxing sometimes.
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