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Sunday, July 31, 2011

mangia mondays 21: lemon cupcakes

hiya, readers!
welcome to

a blog hop i co-host each week with the always enchanting, & my wonderful blog friend
lisa from shine your light.

this week i'm sharing:
lemon cupcakes

3/4 C self-rising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
8 TBS butter, softened
1/2 C sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
zest of 1 lemon
2 TBS milk

6 TBS butter, softened
1 1/2 C confectioners' sugar
1 TBS lemon juice
splash of milk

1. preheat oven to 375 f. line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. sift the flour & baking powder into a large bowl. add the butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, & milk. beat together until smooth. spoon the batter into the paper liners.

3. bake for 15-20 minutes, or until well risen & golden brown. transfer to a wire rack & let cool.

4. to make the icing, put the butter into a bowl & beat until fluffy. sift in the confectioners' sugar, add the lemon juice & beat together until smooth & creamy. add just enough milk to achieve desired consistency.

5. ice & decorate with fresh raspberries, lemon zest, or whatever your heart desires!

these cupcakes are so lemony & fresh!
absolutely perfect for summer.
decorating them with flowers made of raspberries
really turned them into something special, too!

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until next time,
dowlings, out!


  1. Your cupcakes are beautiful and sound delish.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  2. Hi Kristin,
    I shared my Almond Date Energy Bars with a video and two articles I hope you enjoy!

  3. Hi Kristin, thank you so much for hosting :) Have a sweet day!

  4. I posted about cumin seed antioxidant and mineral content as well as some great recipes using cumin seed.


  5. We both had lemon on the brain this week :) These cupcakes look fun!

  6. Thanks for hosting! Your lemon cupcakes look fabulous! I love the addition of the raspberries...beautiful!

  7. Your cupcakes look yummy! And, all the entries look delicious! Thanks for hosting. Glad I discovered you blog!

  8. Your cupcakes are beautifully staged and I'll bet they are just divine! Thanks for hosting!

  9. I totally have to make these for my husband. He LOVES lemon flavored desserts!

    Found your blog while searching for fellow Albuquerque based bloggers! I'm a new subscriber!