Thursday, May 28, 2009

Springtime Lemon Cupcakes

Last year I found these adorable flower cupcake liners that I intended to use for Springtime lemon cupcakes. I also found these really cute jumbo sprinkles at Walmart that I thought would match PERFECT. Love love the pastels!

I must say, these lemon cupcakes were exceedingly moist on the inside. And I love the yellow color!

And finally, here on display at my mom's house using her lovely cupcake stand. So cute!

Elaine's Lemon Supreme Cake
Adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor cookbook

Vegetable oil spray for misting the pan
Flour for dusting the pan
1 package (18.25 ounces) lemon cake mix
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin (I used lemon pudding mix)
3/4 cup vegetable oil, such as canola, corn, safflower, soybean, or sunflower
3/4 cup water
4 large eggs

1. Preheat oven to 350. Generously grease and flour a 13- by 9-inch baking pan or line a cupcake tray with paper liners

2. Place cake mix, gelatin or pudding, oil, water, and eggs in mixing bowl. Blend with mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop machine, scrape down sides of bowl.

3. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more. Scrape down sides again if needed. The batter should look well combined and thickened.Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

4. Bake the cake until it is light brown and springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, 35-40 minutes. OR for cupcakes 20-25 minutes.

5. Remove pans from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
Run a dinner knife around edge of cake and invert it onto wire rack. Allow cake to cool completely, 30 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temp.
1 stick of butter, softened
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Blend together the cream cheese and butter using an electric mixer on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds.

2. Add the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, blending on low speed until well incorporated, about 1 minute.

3. Add the vanilla, then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend frosting until fluffy, 1 minute more. (You may need to add more sugar if you will be piping the frosting).

1 comment:

abby said...

so sweet des! they look cartoon-y.