Lemonade Cupcake Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
Quick and Easy Lemonade Cupcakes
  • 1 box lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Supreme)
  • Frosting:
  • 4oz cream cheese, chilled and cubed
  • 1½ cups butter, chilled and cubed
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 1 cup Lemon Curd*
  1. Prepare cupcakes according to box directions.
  2. While those are cooking get started on your lemon curd.
  3. You can use store bought lemon curd or make your own* in a few minutes in the microwave.
  4. The curd comes together in minutes in the microwave but it needs several hours to chill so you might make that ahead of time- up to a week is fine.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. Add butter to your stand mixer with the paddle attachment and beat until nice and smooth.
  7. Add the cream cheese and mix until well incorporated and smooth.
  8. Next slowly add the confectioners sugar ½ cup at a time- scraping the bowl down as you go.
  9. You want to start tasting the frosting at 2cups to see if you need to continue to add more sugar.
  10. I often find 2½ cups of sugar is enough but you can add more to get the right flavor and consistency.
  11. You can also add a teaspoon of vanilla to the frosting if you like or a teaspoon of lemon juice. This is totally optional and up to your personal taste. Set aside.
  12. Once your cupcakes have cooled, take your frosting tip or a small spoon and cut a small hole into the center of the cupcake.
  13. Fill with the lemon curd.
  14. Frost as usual and garnish with sliced lemon or yellow sprinkles or yellow Jelly beans.
Recipe by My Frugal Adventures at https://myfrugaladventures.com/2014/05/lemonade-cupcake-recipe/