Decadent Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Looking for an easy Decadent Lemon Cupcakes recipe? Learn how to make Decadent Lemon Cupcakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by thewilsonzoo

Makes 18 servings



Yummy, not necessarily good for you, cupcakes.

Recipe Ingredients for Decadent Lemon Cupcakes

520 grams Betty Crocker Cake Mix
1/3 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice
18 teaspoons lemon curd
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
8 ounces simple syrup

Recipe Directions for Decadent Lemon Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven according to box directions

  2. Prepare French Vanilla Betty Crocker Cake mix according to directions (mine used the above oil and egg quantities).

  3. Pour into 18 paper-lined muffin pan and bake according to box directions.

  4. In the meantime, make a simple syrup (recipe available on this website) and allow to cool.

  5. When simple syrup is cool, add the lemon juice - straight from the lemon is best.

  6. Once cupcakes are completely cool, dip the tops of each cupcake into the lemon-flavored simple syrup. Let sit 10-15 minutes and dip again. Let sit 30 minutes.

  7. Prepare glaze: Sift powdered sugar to remove lumps.

  8. Add whipping cream to powdered sugar. Then add sufficent lemon-flavored simple syrup to make a medium glaze. (If you like, you can add a little yellow food coloring.)

  9. Using a melon-baller, scoop a hole in the center of each cupcake.

  10. Dip cupcakes into glaze.

  11. Using teaspoon, gently spoon some lemon curd into the hole.

  12. Recipe can also be made with lime and lime curd. Might also be good with a less sweet orange & orange marmalade.

  13. *NOTE: Lemon and lime curd can be found in the Jams & Jellies aisle at the grocery store.

Categories

Dessert, American, Easter, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 77.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
266
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.1g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
223mg
9%
Potassium
17mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
44.4g
15%
Sugars
33.1g
Protein
2.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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