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.