Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lemon Cupcakes


I used this recipe to make half of the cupcakes for Blaze's birthday party. Last night, I used it again, to bake a treat for our moon watching.

2 cups unbleached white flour

1 cup sugar

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs, well beaten

the juice and grated peel from one lemon

preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all the dry ingredients together. In a two cup glass measuring cup, combine the liquid ingredients and beat with a fork until the eggs are well beaten and everything is blended. Add the liquids to the flour mixture and stir until smooth. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full and bake 30 minutes.

Cool before frosting.

Lemon frosting

1/2 cup ( one stick) butter, softened

the juice and grated peel of one lemon

1 tablespoon milk

3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar ( add a little more it needed, it really depends on how much juice the lemon yields)

Beat everything together with an electric mixer, until it becomes a smooth, fluffy frosting.

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