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Best Lemon Cupcakes With Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

IngredientsFOR CUPCAKES:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • lemon zest for one lemon

FOR FROSTING:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

InstructionsFOR CUPCAKES:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 count muffin pan or line with cupcake papers.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat together sugar and butter until fluffy.
  4. Then add in eggs one at a time beating each until combined. Add in lemon juice lemon zest vanilla and milk. Beat until combined.
  5. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until combined.
  6. Divide batter evenly into cupcake pan.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

FOR FROSTING:

  1. In a blender or food processor puree strawberries until smooth.
  2. Add pureed strawberries into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly thicken. Approx 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool completely.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat butter until creamy then add in strawberry puree.
  4. Gradually add in powdered sugar and continue beating until fluffy.

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