Friday, November 4, 2011

Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 heaped tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons poppyseeds
1/2 cup milk
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8oz) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
3 cups icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
2. In a large bowl blend butter until creamy. Add sugar and blend to combined, then blend in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Stir in lemon zest and extract.
3. In a bowl combined flour, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating with milk. Start and finish with flour mixture.
4. Divide batter between muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the bottom and toothpick comes out clean. Cool compeltely before frosting.
5. For frosting, blend cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add extract and icing sugar, blend until smooth. Frost cupcakes then serve & enjoy!

Makes 1 dozen.

My Mom's 50th birthday cake! The cupcakes were lemon poppyseed with lemon cream cheese frosting and the 50s were made out of royal icing then decorated with silver pearl dust. The main cake was a three layer carrot cake with a pecan-walnut maple cream cheese frosting, decorated with white nonpareils and blue pearl candies. The cupcake liners were these cute ones by Wilton!


  1. Don't liek poppyseed but lemon oh yeah:) They look so inviting your cupcakes.
    Don't know whos birthaday it was but the main cake looks very tasty too;)

  2. Happy Birthday to your Mom! The cupcakes look fantastic and the cake looks even better! they all look very pretty! I bet your mom was very happy with them! You are such an amazing daughter, made that beautiful cake for your dad and now these very pretty cupcakes for your mom! I bet they are very proud of you! I'm going to be making some lemon cup cakes on Sunday for my hubby's birthday, I hope they come out as good as yours! but might will have a chocolate mousse icing! wish me luck! :D lol Have a great weekend Riley!