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sundrop lemon cupcakes

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Recipe by
Gail Springsteen
Waupaca, WI

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! This is Amanda's blogspot. She is very creative, inspiring, and passionate about her work!

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yield serving(s)

Ingredients For sundrop lemon cupcakes

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

How To Make sundrop lemon cupcakes

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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 Directions: 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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