Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting
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Serves: 12 Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 1 and 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - melted
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Lemon Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups icing sugar - sifted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
Instructions
Vanilla Cupcakes
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt - set aside.
  3. Using a whisk mix the melted butter and sugar together in a medium bowl, the mixture will be gritty.
  4. Add the egg whites, greek yogurt, milk and vanilla bean extract and mix until well combined.
  5. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until no lumps remain - the batter will be thick.
  6. Fill all 12 cupcake liners evenly and bake for 18-19 minutes - do not bake longer than 20 minutes - mine were ready right at 18 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Lemon Frosting
  1. Using your hand mixer whip the butter on medium speed for 4 -5 minutes.
  2. Slowly add in 1 cup of the sifted icing sugar, mix until combined.
  3. Add the lemon zest and extract and the last of the icing sugar and continue mixing.
  4. Add in 1 tbsp of the heavy cream at a time until the consistency is right.
  5. Once all is added beat on high speed until light and fluffy - at least 2 minutes.
  6. You want the frosting nice and creamy, but for it to be able to hold a point at the same time.
  7. I piped my cupcakes with a Wiltons 1M.
  8. Store in an air tight container for up to a week.
Recipe by Stacey's Recipes at https://www.staceysrecipes.com/vanilla-cupcakes-with-lemon-frosting/