Sundrop Lemon Cupcakes

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Serves: Approximately 24


1 box 1emon cake mix
1 c sundrop soda (or mountain dew or similar soda)
3 eggs
1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon zest (optional)
1 small box lemon instant pudding
1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 c vegetable oil

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Gail Springsteen Recipe
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Member Since Feb 2012
Gail's notes for this recipe:
Learned to make these in a cupcake class; taught by a fantastic young lady--Amanda Cupcake.

These are so fresh tasting and yummy--they are a hit every time I make them!

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Pour your Sundrop out of the can/bottle ahead of time into a bowl or cup so it can lose some of its "fizz" before you add it to your cake mix.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Place cupcake papers in your cupcake pans.
Pour the cake mix into your mixer bowl.
Add the lemon pudding (in powder form) to the mixture.
Add the lemon extract and oil.
Mix on medium speed for about two minutes until it is well blended.

Add your lemon zest, if you wish, with a spatula.
Fill cupcake papers about 2/3 full.

Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until a toothpic inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
When they are cool, you can frost them with this tasty frosting:
Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
1 lb of unsalted butter
1-2 tbl of heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp lemon extract
2 tsp freshly grated lemon zest (optional)
3-4 cups powdered sugar
Cut butter into small squares into a large bowl and blend with mixer until fluffy. Add whipping cream, vanilla, and lemon extract to butter. Once ingredients are incorporated, turn mixer down to low and gradually add powdered sugar until frosting reaches desired consistency (the more powered sugar you add, the thicker the texture of frosting). Then add your lemon zest by hand, if you choose to use it.

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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - May 28, 2012
OMG; how delicious. Love lemon and this is a keeper for sure!!!! Thanks for posting!!
user Gail Springsteen gail0925 - May 28, 2012
They truly are! I am such a lemon lover, and these do for lemon lovers what chocolate does for chocolate lovers! :-) Let me know how they turn out for you when you make them!
user gaynel mohler gaynel - May 28, 2012
gorgeous presentation as well
user Gail Springsteen gail0925 - May 28, 2012
Why, thank you! Can you tell I like a little bling?? :-)
user Shelia Senghas earthbaker - Jun 27, 2012
These cupcakes are on my list as well. Beautiful lil' things. Can't wait to give them a try.

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