THIS CUPCAKE REMINDS ME OF SUMMER!
Serve as a mini cupcake, regular size cupcake or a cake. This glazed lemon cake is also great without the frosting. One of my families favorites. Using a cake mix and adding pudding to it makes this cake very moist and easy to make.
Lemon Cloud Cupcake Recipe
1 white cake mix
1 – 3.4 ounce instant lemon pudding mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup lemon-lime soda
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons lemon juice (2-1/2 lemons counting lemon juice for frosting)
1 recipe lemon butter cream frosting (recipe below)
Line mini cupcake tin with cupcake liners
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs; beat until well combined. Slowly beat in soda. Fill mini cupcakes 2/3 full. Bake 13 to 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle move to wire rack.
Make glaze. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. While the cupcakes are still hot spoon 1 teaspoon of glaze over cupcakes.
Cool completely before piping on Lemon Butter Cream Frosting.
Lemon Butter Cream Frosting Recipe
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4- drops yellow food coloring (optional)
Beat together the butter, shortening and vanilla. Slowly add 2 cups confectioners’ sugar. Add lemon juice. Gradually beat in 2 additional cups confectioners’ sugar. Beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until frosting reaches spreading consistency. Makes about 2-1/3 cups frosting. This is a LBC original!
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