To Die For…………

So one of the things I wanted to do before I go back to work was make cupcakes for Matt to take to work with him, so I did this last night! I wasn’t going to blog about this but after eating these I HAD to share the recipe…..the are like heaven!
Lemon-Honey Cupcakes
I ate the icing with a spoon it was so delish….

INGREDIENTS
Cupcakes
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 T bsp grated lemon zest
4 T bsp lemon juice
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs

Lemon-Honey Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 Tbsp grated lemon zest
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
7 to 8 tsp lemon juice
Few drops yellow food color

PREPARATION
1. Cupcakes: Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl to blend. Whisk sour cream, milk, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl until well mixed.

3. Beat butter, honey and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until blended.

4. With mixer on low speed, beat in half the flour mixture, then the sour cream mixture. Beat in remaining flour mixture until just combined.

5. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake 18 to 20 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pan to wire rack to cool completely.

6. Frosting: Beat butter, honey and lemon zest in large bowl with an electric mixer until creamed, about 2 minutes. On low speed, beat in confectioners’ sugar until blended. Beat in lemon juice and a few drops food color until mixture is fluffy and pale yellow.

I hope you make these and that you go crazy for them like I did….now, I am sad I sent 12 with Matt! ha….it is for the best!

3 Comments

  1. Caroline
    April 13, 2010 / 6:09 pm

    Those sound amazing! Honey makes everything better 🙂

  2. Kelly
    April 14, 2010 / 2:04 pm

    I LOVE cupcakes/cake and it shows! Ha! Those look SO yummy!!

  3. Tessa
    August 8, 2010 / 7:54 pm

    Thank you for posting this recipe! Adam and I loved them as did our friends that stopped by 🙂 Yummy, keep them coming!Tessa

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