One taste of these decadent cupcakes and I am flooded with memories of my Grandmother. It is funny how a certain taste and smell can bring back memories. She loved any and everything lemon , so much so yellow was her favorite color. She said yellow was a happy color and I have to agree. I can picture myself eating something similar to this at her tiny yellow bistro table in her breakfast nook. Lemon anything is truely my favorite thing this time of year and these Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting are right up my alley
These cupcakes are everything a cupcake should be. They are light and airy, sweet , and topped with a zesty cream cheese frosting. What is not to love ? Anything topped with cream cheese frosting is fantastic. As much as I love lemons in the spring strawberries run a close second. If you love strawberries in the spring also check out my Strawberry Delight Ice Box Cake.
These are are super easy to make but I do have a trick. To make any kind of cake very soft and air like I add the egg last and after beating the egg whites to a stiff peak. Believe me , everyone always wonders why my cakes are so wonderful . This is “THE THING” that makes a difference so take the time and do it. Be gentle when folding in the egg whites, in the end you should have tiny air pockets in your mix like in the pictures below.
Once the cupcakes come out of the oven let them cool cool completly on a wire rack start in the frosting. Make sure your cream cheese and butter is room temperature. This will give you the best results for mixing . Then frost your cupcakes, the optional lemon head is a fabulous addition