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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

Lemon Cream Cupcakes

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Tammy K

Cupcakes with a decadent surprise...cream cheese filling.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Prepare the filling by beating 1/4 cup sugar, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest with an electric mixer until smooth. Scoop the filling into a pastry bag, and set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 teaspoons lemon zest with the last egg. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into prepared pans, filling the muffin cups half full. Pipe about 1 tablespoon of the filling onto the center of each cupcake, then top with the remaining batter to fill the muffin cup 3/4 full.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops are light golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cook completely on a wire rack.
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Reviews

Cybill
39
4/11/2011

Unless the recipes is seriously altered, it is not worth the expensive ingredients. There is not enough liquid in the batter to be a cake; I scooped rather than poured it into the cups. I ended up with dry biscuits with little lemon taste. The meager cream cream cheese was good but could also have use more flavor.

perfect angel
15
5/8/2011

I am with Cybill...So not worth it. Took one bite and threw them in the trash...What a waste...just saying!

bobbiegirl
10
4/18/2011

Fantastic, nice change from iced cupcakes.