Monday, September 26, 2011

Bye Bye Summer Cupcakes...

I am always looking for a reason to bake, so last week I decided I wanted to make "Goodbye Summer" cupcakes, which are just lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream! Swoon!
I tried a lemon cupcake recipe out of a new recipe book I have and they were awesome!
I did not grab my camera until after the cupcakes were baking and I made the frosting...but...
You will need...
2 sticks butter (room temp)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups all purpose flour (I use cake flour, so adjust accordingly)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
2 TBS lemon zest
2 TBS lemon juice

Preheat oven to 325
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy (3-5 mins). Add and mix in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add those to the creamed mixture, alternate between the dry mixture and the milk until completely mixed. Lastly add the lemon zest and juice. Pour into cupcake liners and bake 18-22 minutes.
 Meanwhile, time to make your frosting!

You will need:
1/2 container fresh raspberries
1 cup of butter(room temp)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 TBS milk

Mix together butter and vanilla, slowly add in the powdered sugar and raspberries. If your icing looks too dry add milk. If it is too creamy add more sugar. Keep at it until you get your desired consistency. Also add the raspberries slowly to reach desired flavor. I add a lot because I love it!


Frost your cupcakes and enjoy! My cupcakes were still warm so my frosting was runny on them! Oh well it all goes down and tastes the same!!

The boys enjoyed them....a LOT!

ENJOY! xoxo

6 comments:

  1. Just another reason we need to live closer...so I can come over and steal all your baked goods!

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  2. Yum!! What a fun idea to put close down summer:)

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  3. I'll have to try these! I was just looking for a good lemon raspberry recipe.

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  4. Yummmmm... those look delightful! Greg's B-day is coming up next week, & Lemon is his fav! This is perfecto, I am so making these for him. I'll let ya know how it goes.

    Hahaaa... Vincent & Luke are the best little foody judges! They say they likey!!

    Xoxo

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  5. Bookmarked as Presley 1st bday cupcakes! OOOOOyummmmmmm

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