Lemon Cream Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting
Yield: 12 cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 stick softened butter (1 cup.)
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh raspberry pureĆ© (I chose not to strain the seeds out, but if they bother you feel free to.)
  • 4½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • Raspberries to garnish (Optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 325.
  2. Beat together the butter, cream cheese, lemon zest and sugar, then beat in eggs and extract until smooth.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the cheese mixture and beat with your mixer on low speed until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between 12 cupcake cups that have been lined with paper cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until firm to the touch.
  7. Let cool for a few minutes in the pan- then transfer to a wire rack.
  8. Frost when cooled.
For Frosting:
  1. Beat butter with an electric mixer until it is fluffy and pale. Gradually add in powdered sugar and mix in low speed until it is thick and paste-like. One tablespoon at a time, add in the raspberry puree until the frosting as reached a good piping consistency. (If it is still too thick, you can add it 1 tsp of lemon juice, but mine was fine!)
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/lemon-cream-cupcakes-with-raspberry-frosting/