Anyones else have leftover frosting from the Nutella and Orange Cookies? Yeah, me too. Actually I gave you the 1/2 batch to what I made for that recipe, hopefully you don’t have any leftover. But I did. And I wasn’t going to let that pretty pastel frosting to waste. And honestly, what goes better with orange then lemon? Um. Nothing. What’s better then lemon cake? Um. Nothing.
I didn’t realize that I had just done a lemon recipe until I had already made everything and shot it. But I’m sure you won’t mind, will you dear readers?
Lemon Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream
Cake recipe adapted form this one.
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 2 lemons
1 1/2 cups four
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Oven to 350
Mix flour, baking powder, salt. In your mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs, beat well. Add the sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mix again. Gently mix in the flour mixture. Scoop the batter in greased 12-muffen-muffen tin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserts clean.
Top with the orange buttercream from this recipe.