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MasiLoves - Lemon Cupcakes Lemon Raspberry Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon-Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

These lemon cupcakes are striking with their lemon-raspberry buttercream Frosting. Perfect for parties, get-togethers, birthdays, or just because.

Servings 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Lemon Cupcakes

  • 2/3 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 3 Medium Eggs Beaten
  • 1 cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1 lemon/tsp Zest or Lemon Extract

Lemon-Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

  • 2/3 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice or 1 tsp Lemon Extract
  • 1 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • Pink Food Coloring

Decoration

  • Freeze Dried Raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 320F and Line a 12 Muffin Tray with Large Cupcake Liners (I use Pink and Yellow)

  2. Cream together the Butter and Caster Sugar till light & fluffy and smooth – add in the Beaten Eggs, Self-Rising Flour and Lemon Zest and beat again for about 20-30 seconds on a Medium Speed – it really doesn’t take too long, you don’t want to overdo it!

  3. Spoon your cupcake mix into your Cupcake Liners and bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through! Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  4. Once all the Sugar is in the mix, split it between two bowls. Add the Lemon Juice to one and beat. Add the Raspberry Jam, and a little pink food coloring to the other and beat.

  5. Once both buttercreams are combined, add them both to a piping bag (with each flavor on one side) or add them to two smaller piping bags, and then add that to a larger one.

  6. Hollow out some of the cupcakes, like you would for a Butterfly Cupcake, and then spoon in a little Raspberry Jam. Using a 2D closed star piping tip, pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes, on top of the jam.

    MasiLoves - Lemon Cupcakes Lemon Raspberry Buttercream
  7. Decorate your cupcakes how you like – I like to use a good amount of crushed/broken up freeze-dried Raspberries. You can order freeze-dried raspberries on Amazon if your local grocery store doesn’t carry them. 

    MasiLoves - Lemon Cupcakes Lemon Raspberry Buttercream