Lemon blueberry cupcakes sound like a magnificent summer treat – and they are, but they can also be enjoyed year-round. The batter of these cupcakes includes whole blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, cake flour, vanilla extract, milk and several other ingredients. Once they have baked, top them off with some lemon cream cheese frosting, a few whole blueberries, and serve. The best part about making these cupcakes it getting to eat them afterwards!
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There are a number of different “classic” cupcake combinations, but one can become tired of them pretty quickly. If you’re tired of the usual vanilla and chocolate cupcakes accompanied by either vanilla or chocolate frosting, then make sure to check out these lemon mocha basil cupcakes. The cupcakes themselves are made of a combination of both standard all purpose flour and mochiko (a type of rice) flour, hence the name. The frosting is a lemon basil buttercream that compliments them perfectly. Who needs classic!
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If you’ve been looking for a great lemon cupcake recipe, but found most of them to be too complicated, then look no further than these ombre lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting. The batter is made from a white cake mix, which is prepared according to the instructions – except for the addition of lemon extract and yellow food coloring. The frosting is a lemon cream cheese, with more lemon extract and yellow food coloring. Top with a few candied lemon slices and enjoy!
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These Lemon Crème Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes not only taste great, but they are easy to make as well. A lemon crème Oreo cookies goes on the bottom of each cupcake liner (yes, the WHOLE cookie, filling and all) and then the cheesecake mixture is layered on top. After baking, top with fruit pie filling – blueberry is used in this particular recipe – fresh fruit, ice cream, or whatever you prefer. You can also top these with a little whipped cream before serving!
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Make your own Happy Hour treat with these Meyer lemon limoncello cupcakes. The limoncello in the batter and the frosting turn these into an adults only treat that should not be served to kids. Of course you can always make a batch or two without the limoncello, but where’s the fun in that? These cupcakes are flavored with the aforementioned limoncello, fresh Meyer lemon juice, and Meyer lemon zest. They are filled with homemade lemon curd, and topped with cream cheese frosting – there isn’t much sweetness in these cupcakes!
Few things make a better snack than tiny, bite sized cupcakes. These ginger ones are flavored with ground ginger (hence the name), grated nutmeg, lemon zest, vanilla extract and fresh ginger. The frosting is a homemade lemon cream cheese, that perfectly compliments the cupcakes without overpowering them. Bake these treats, let them cool, frost them, and then top off with some sliced, candied ginger to give them a little extra kick. You’ll find these hard to resist!
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Ah, the refreshing taste of lemon in a scrumptious pastry. Is there anything better? The tart and tangy flavor of a lemon and sugar is just the perfect combination. Try one of these gluten free lemon salt lemon cupcakes with a refreshing glass of lemonade for a snack that really tingles the taste buds. After these little beauties are done baking, the tops are smeared with a rich and luscious lemon butter cream frosting. The light sprinkling of lemon salt really gives every bite a vibrant kick.
These lemon and blackberry cupcakes are the perfect picnic or backyard BBQ dessert. The tart flavors of the lemon and blackberry are really refreshing on the palette after a heavy meal. The great thing about this recipe is the versatility. If you don’t have blackberries on hand, feel free to use strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Any berry will do. The creamy blackberry butter cream frosting is the perfect topping to these moist and delicate lemon cupcakes.
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These Lemon Drop Cupcakes are a real treat to eat. The lemon-lime Soda added to the ingredients makes them tasty, light, fluffy and quite different from the traditional lemon drop cupcake. They are even more delicious when you add a drop of yellow food coloring to the whipped frosting and then decorate them with some sprinkles. Lemon Drop Cupcakes provide a welcome addition to other dishes for serving at a party or when you invite guests for afternoon tea.
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Vanilla is an all-time favorite of everyone. Use it for your cupcakes and you will taste heaven. These Vanilla Cupcakes are delicious just as they are. But when you top it with orange and lemon frosting, you are in for a treat that has a twist. The zing of orange and lemon complements the sweetness of the cupcakes. Whether you have it as an afternoon snack or as a dessert, you are guaranteed to have a taste of these divine Vanilla Cupcakes.
Source Cupcake Project