Easter is right around the corner, so I thought I´d share this easterlicious lemon buttercream cupcake recipe with you. If you remember the Double Trouble Chocolate Cupcakes, you`ll see that it´s the same basic recipe, only this time I`ve made it with a fresh, citrus frosting based on lemon curd. In Norway, yellow is the traditional colour of Easter, signifying brighter times are coming after a long winter. That`s why I found it suitable to make these delicious cupcakes into an Easter treat!
Easterlicious Lemon Buttercream Cupcakes
1.5 stick of butter (room temperature)
1 ¼ cup of sugar
3.5 oz. dark chocolate
4-5 tbsp. sour cream/yoghurt
2 cups of flour
8 oz. water (boiling)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. cocoa
Turn the oven on 390 F.
In a small bowl, add chocolate and cocoa. Heat up water and pour it over. Stir well, and make sure all of the chocolate is melted. Let cool off. Mix sugar and butter until it gets light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time. Add flour and baking powder. Mix gently. Now add the chocolate mixture and the sour cream /yoghurt. Mix gently.
Fill the cupcake tin about 2/3 in each. Bake in the oven for 13 minutes.
5 egg yolks
½ stick of butter
2/3 cup of sugar
½ cup of lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
Finely shredded lemon zest (from the 2 lemons)
Add egg yolks, melted butter, and sugar in a saucepan. Mix well and add the lemon juice. Now turn the heat on medium heat. Stir all the time for about 5 minutes. Now add the lemon zest, and turn up the heat just a bit. Now stir constantly for the next 10 minutes, until it thickens. Let it cool off before using in the buttercream.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks of butter
2 cups confectionary sugar
6-8 tbsp. milk
6-8 tbsp. lemon curd
Mix room temperature butter and the confectionary sugar until it gets really light and fluffy, then you add the milk. Mix well. Now, add the lemon curd and mix gently. I think these cupcakes are beautiful as they are, so I didn`t use any sprinkles, but perhaps some lime zest could do the trick!
Are you making any special treats for Easter?
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