Sundrop Lemon Cupcakes
These are so fresh tasting and yummy--they are a hit every time I make them!
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- 1 box
- 1emon cake mix
- 1 c
- sundrop soda (or mountain dew or similar soda)
- 1 Tbsp
- freshly grated lemon zest (optional)
- 1 small
- box lemon instant pudding
- 1 tsp
- lemon extract
- 1/2 c
- vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Place cupcake papers in your cupcake pans.
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.
Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until a toothpic inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
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.