Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting Recipe
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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting Recipe

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I sometimes call these my Triple Lemon Whammy cupcakes because they take full advantage of vibrant citrus flavor. A healthy dollop of strawberry jam in the frosting along fresh strawberries really puts this dessert over the top! — Emma Sisk, Plymouth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 219 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, decreasing water by 1 tablespoon and adding lemon curd, lemon juice and lemon peel before mixing batter. Fill prepared cups two-thirds full. Bake and cool cupcakes as package directs.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar, jam and milk until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes; top with strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 219 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"My grandkids loved these, as did my lemon-loving neighbor. I did, however, add an extra tablespoon of lemon zest. Will make these again for my grandkids' school parties. Might give this a try with blueberries. YUM!grandkids loved them, as did my lemon-loving neighbor."

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Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"I substituted seedless raspberry jam and put a raspberry on top. They were the hit of the tea party where I served them."

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"These are so cute and I love anything that I can use a cake mix with. Also happened to have 1/2 a jar of lemon curd that was dying to get used. What a great recipe and a great Bake Sale item."

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"Made these for a bake sale and put them in plastic cups in a baggie tied with pretty ribbon (as shown in TOH magazine). Decorated the tops with a strawberry "fan" and tinted the frosting with a pink cake decorator color as the jelly/jam did not yield the desired color. I also would have added a lemon flavoring to the cupcake as they weren't as "lemony" as I thought they would be. In colored cupcake liners with strawberry fans, and colored ribbon, they did make for an attractive sell."

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