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Cupcakes with lemon frosting

festive cupcake
Ingredient list

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups sour cream (16oz.)

Frosting:
3 Tbs. butter, softened
2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel
1-2 Tbs. milk
Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon peel and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition (batter will be thick).
Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup of batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Frosting:
Cream butter and confectioners sugar in a small mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth.

Seven minute frosting

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 1/2 c. sugar
5 tbsp water
1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Preparation instructions

Combine egg whites, sugar, water, and corn syrup in top of double boiler, beating with rotary egg beater until thoroughly mixed. Place over rapidly boiling water, beat constantly with rotary egg beater and cook 7 minutes, or until frosting will stand in peaks. Remove from boiling water; add vanilla and beat until thick enough to spread.

Variation: fold in chopped nuts, coconut or pieces of fried or candied fruit, or by tinting delicately with colorings.

Submitted by: Jennifer L