I’m a sucker for lemon anything so when I tried my hand making this cupcake I had my fingers crossed that it would be a success and HOLY COW was it ever! This amazing cupcake is a lemon lovers dream but could easily be adapted to any favorite flavor! The cupcake is vanilla so you can change the filling and frosting to get your chocolate, berry or any other craving fix!
The recipe is easy peasy: Follow the cooking instructions on the back of a Vanilla Cake mix but do the following to make the cupcakes taste even better!!!
- Add 1 more additional egg then required
- Substitute Milk for the water, same amount
- Use melted butter instead of the needed oil, same amount
Bake as instructed.
When your cupcakes are about half cooled you’ll want to make a well in them for the filling. I used a tiny round cookie cutter.
This is when the fun starts! I put my store bought lemon pie filling/curd into a giant plastic bread bag with the corner cut off. The bag makes it easy to squeeze in about a tablespoon of lemon filling.
And lastly it’s time for the super light frosting! To create a whipped frosting I mixed together 1 can of lemon frosting and one tub of thawed whipped cream. 3 minutes in my mixer later and I had this billowy dream cream that was so pretty when squeezed onto my fully cooled cup cakes. I used the plastic bread bag trick again. No need for fancy pastry tips.
These are AMAZING!!! So pretty and taste as good as they look! I love the lighter tasting frosting paired with the tart lemon curd! It’s a fresh combination that works perfectly with the vanilla cupcake. I think I’ll make a strawberry filled and chocolate mousse one next!