Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lemon cupcakes with Jam Filing

Made these yummy cupcakes for a bake sale at the office.
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Took lots and lots of photos, but forgot to take some with the suprise filling. Oh well, next time!
Love anything with lemon - even better with some strawberry jam filling!

Lemon Cupcakes with Jam Filling
adapted from

2 cups cake flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 stick butter, room temp
4 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk (used low fat milk and lemon)
1/2 cup lemon juice
lemon zest

Mix flour, powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in flour mixture and buttermilk alternately. Mix in lemon juice and zest. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Makes 18 cupcakes.

raspberry jam
whipped cream (didn't use - used my usual buttercream recipe)

After cupcakes have cooled, use a small knife to cut a cone-shaped segment from the top of the cupcake. Trim off the bottom, fill the hole with jam, and cover with remainder. Top with whipped cream and berries.


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pat said...

I am a lemonholic. These sound like they are right up my alley! They look wonderful, too. Your co-workers must swoon when you walk in.

Amanda said...

Those look delicious. I don't bake much, because it makes too many dirty dishes. I hate washing dishes, but it might be worth it if this were the result!

Joanne Fowler said...

Mmmmm... Pinning this for future reference!

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

You always have something yummy on here. Every one must just love all your treats you bake.

Michelle said...

too funny i've got my lemon cupcake with blueberry pie filling recipe scheduled to post for tomorrow, i loves me some lemon cupcakes. looks like we're on the same mindset

Yolanda said...

I love anything lemon also! Yummmm!

SKC said...

yummy.. you do make me want cupcakes.

Margaret said...

Yum! Love the sound of those, especially with the surprise filling. I love how bright and cheery they are to look at, and I'm sure they taste wonderful, as well!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I always try never to have any healthy stuff like fruit mixed in with my desserts...but those do look yummy!