Lemon Drop Cupcakes

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Serves: Makes 12 standard cupcakes
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2/3 c all purpose flour
3/4 c self rising flour
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c sugar
2 eggs, room temp
1/4 c milk
1/8 c lemon juice
1/8 c vodka
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
4 c powdered sugar
1/8 c vodka
1/8 c lemon juice
1 tsp milk

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Sarah Paterson-Farrand Recipe
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Saginaw, MI (pop. 51,508)
Member Since Jun 2012
Sarah's notes for this recipe:
Okay, so there is a little vodka in the mix, but don't let it scare you! This cupcake is fantastic for all ages and the only zing you get is from the lemon, not the booze!
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners.
For cupcakes, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, lightly beating after each addition.
Mix the flours together. Mix the milk, lemon juice, and vodka together. Add half the flour and half the liquids to the butter/sugar, and mix. Repeat with the remaining halves. Fold in lemon zest.
Fill muffin tins ~2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until center comes out clean with a cake tester. Let cool completely before frosting.
To make frosting, cream butter, half of the powdered sugar, vodka, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the milk and remaining powdered sugar, beating for an additional 2-3 minutes. Spread or pipe your frosting on the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!!

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user Sandy Mika mikasldy - Jun 14, 2012
they look delicious! I love lemon. Do these have a lot of lemon flavor, or is it mild? I'm thinking these would be great with a squirt of lemon curd inside 8]
user gaynel mohler gaynel - Jun 14, 2012
or crushed lemon heads on the frosting. They look really moist. great recipe
user Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats - Jun 14, 2012
Ooh.. lemon curd would be great in these! Yes, they have a fabulous lemon taste. I have added zest to the top in the past or you can just use a bit of yellow sugar for effect. Or, yes, Gaynel.. lemon heads for some pucker!
user Kathleen Wetli kathwet - Feb 24, 2014
These were really good! I would make them again! I made mini cupcakes and they were very refreshing.

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