Scrumptious, light as a feather lemon cake, topped with lemon buttercream. These Lively Lemony Lemon Cupcakes burst with lemon flavor! Perfect any time of year!
Well I’ve decided I’m over winter. It can go away and not show it’s face until next December as far as I’m concerned. Since I’m in the process of boycotting winter I decided to make these cute and very spring like lemon cupcakes! Once I decide that spring is in the air I get a little crazy. I have always loved spring and I hunt my garden meticulously for the first sign of bulbs popping up and flowers starting to bud out! my husband thinks i’m crazy but I’ll run out there in the pouring down rain to check for new flowers. I’m also not allowed to go near any flower shops when this time of year hits. I have a hopeless addiction to buying anything that resembles a flower.
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So since I have been banned from buying actual flowers, I decided to settle on making my own out of frosting! I’ve been scouring youtube and searching tutorials on buttercream roses. Confident in my abilities to figure it out, I found a wonderful recipe for both lemon cupcakes and lemon buttercream frosting from the adorable blog ohsweetday. I must say this recipe is awesome! I am a brand new baker and I was so worried that the buttercream would not hold it’s shape when making the roses. It performed beautifully and the light lemony taste is to die for!
Update on this recipe: I have made this cupcake recipe several times now. Spring, summer and fall. I actually made a Lovely Lemon Rose cake out of this recipe last summer. So pretty!
Lately, I made a batch of Lemony Lemon Cupcakes to celebrate my niece’s fifth birthday party. We DEVOURED these incredibly light cupcakes. Look at how pretty the lemon color shows with fall decorations. All the colors of fall work really well with this soft lemon color. And the lemon flavor is a nice burst of citrus in a season full of pumpkin and spice:)
I think they look great all dolled up for fall. How about you? Have a party that needs a bright spot of yellow in your fall party tables, maybe a bit of citrus tang in the mix? These would be a fun treat for tailgating or game day!
Lemony Lemon Cupcakes Recipe:
Recipe Adapted from: Ohsweetday.com