Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting

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I love making  cupcakes. I think they are so cute  and fun to make.They make great centerpiece on birthday parties,weddings, even holidays. The best thing is, that they’re so easy to make and you can play around and create something new every time.
24 cupcakes or 12 muffin size cupcakes
Ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2  cups flour
1 ¼  tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ stick unsalted butter (softened)
2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
½ cup buttermilk
juice from 1 lemon
zest of one lemon
Whipped Cream:
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 cups powdered sugar
about 10-12 strawberries (pureed using blender)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In another medium size bowl,using electric mixer beat the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and creamy.Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each time you add another egg.On low speed add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternatively. Add lemon juice and zest, and mix on low speed until well combined. Divide batter between 24 or 12 cupcake/muffin tins. Bake for about 20 minutes.Let cool completely.
Cream:
Using electric mixer beat heavy whipping cream and sugar on high speed until thick and fluffy.  Be careful not to over do it. Fold in the strawberries .  Decorate the cupcakes using a pastry bag filled with cream. Add ¼  slice of strawberry on top of the cupcake and sprinkle some lemon zest.

Comments

  1. looks delicious. i tried doing a strawberry frosting in the past too but my piping tip was too small, despite pureeing the strawberries

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