This is a simple lemon cup cake.It has a wonderful citrus flavor and a delicious tea time cake. Children will love its sweet buttery flavor and a sweet and bit tangy lemon flavored frosting.
For the cup cake
All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cup
Baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/3 tsp
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Lemon juice- 1 lemon
Lemon Zest- 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Essence- 1 tsp
Butter- 1/2 cup
One drop of lemon color(optional)
For the Cream frosting.
Heavy Whipping-1 cup
Confectionery Sugar- 1/2 cup
Lemon zest- 1/3 tsp
To make the frosting mix cream and confectionery sugar and keep in refrigerator and keep chill till use. Beat them together using a hand mixer until it holds stiff peaks. Sprinkle the lemon zest and fold in. Chill till it is time to do the frosting.
To make the cup cake
Preheat oven to 350 degree f.Line baking tray(muffin tin) with paper cups and keep ready.
Shift flour, baking powder and salt at least two times and keep aside.
Beat sugar and butter till it is light and fluffy.
Add in eggs one at a time into the butter mixture and beat well for one minute. Add vanilla essence, lemon juice and lemon zest.Add the flour little by little and little milk and fold in.Scoop the batter into the cups till 2/3and bake for 20 minutes. Check by inserting a tooth pick at the center. Place on wire rack and allow to cool completely before doing the frosting.
Adapted from : Food network
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