Lemon Burst Cupcakes - Plan Prep and Party Collaboration

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Jun. 29, 2015

In this collab we're giving you some ideas for your 4th of July cookout or your Summer cookouts in general :D I made these Lemon Burst Cupcakes because they're pretty easy to make and they can easily be taken to any of your Summer get-togethers. Be sure and check out the rest of the videos in this collab for more great ideas.


For cucake
Buttermilk 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Egg whites 4 (At room temperature)
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick at room temperature)
Granulated sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Lemon extract 3/4 Teaspoon
Pure vanilla extract 3/4 Teaspoon
Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
For icing
Powdered sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Fresh lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
For frosting
Cream cheese 6 Ounce (At room temperature)
Unsalted butter 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) (At room temperature)
Fresh lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
Powdered sugar 4 1/2 Cup (72 tbs)



1. Sift baking powder, cake flower and salt and set the dry mix aside.




3. Blend egg whites with the buttermilk. 

4. Beat butter and sugar until nice and fluffy.

5. Add pure vanilla extract and lemon extract to the butter sugar mix.

6. Start adding dry mix and buttermilk mix alternatively, starting and endind with flour. Continue to mix until everything is well incorporated.

7. Add most of the lemon zest in the batter and mix well.

8. Scoop into lined cupcake trays until about 3/4th full.

9. Bake for about 16 to 18 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool down.

10. Meanwhile, add lemon juice to sugar and mix that well. Keep the icing until required.

11. Beat butter with cream cheese. Add fresh lemon juice and rest of the sugar. Mix well. Set the frosting aside.



12. Brush the icing over the cup cakes.

13. Pipe the frosting over the cup cakes as desired.



14. Sprinkle the remaining lemon zest on top and serve the cup cakes.



Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 20

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 377Calories from Fat 130

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 146 mg6.08%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 44 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet