Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Kara mentioned last week that we recently made the desserts for Jen’s Bridal Shower. It was a really nice afternoon–beautiful weather, tasty food, lots of presents, and a Bears victory! Everything was perfect thanks to Jen’s mom and Anthony’s mom. Cheers to you guys! Anthony’s mom told me that she was a regular Live Love Pasta reader, so I wanted to give her a special shout out. Thanks for following us!

For the shower we made 2 types of cupcakes: the Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes and these Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Buttercream Frosting. That way the chocolate AND vanilla lovers were happy! I decided to use the same exact frosting as the Lemon Chiffon Layer Cake because I loved it so much. It was lemony and buttery and nothing short of perfect. I also love that you can see the vanilla bean speckles throughout the frosting! 😉  In addition to the cupcakes we made a bunch of other desserts including Caramel Espresso Bars and Oatmeal Cream Pies.

Unfortunately I did not get a good picture of the sweets table. That was a bummer. This blurry pic was courtesy of my phone. I am not a good photographer whatsoever. Where’s Cliff when you need him? Oh yeah…Bears.  But the most important thing was these cupcakes tasted great and the cupcake stand we built held all 70 cupcakes beautifully. And PHEW! It didn’t collapse.


Here's what you'll need

Start by measuring the dry ingredients: flour, salt and baking powder

Measure out the milk. And measure the vanilla too

Beat together butter and sugar

Add eggs one at a time

Gradually add the flour mixture

Alternately with the milk

Make sure everything is combined

Once the cupcakes have baked and cooled use a knife to core out a small part of the middle

Fill with some lemon curd

Like so! Wow...I could eat it just like that!

Now frost generously with lemon buttercream frosting.


  1. Jen says

    Everything was so delicious and was such a beautiful set up! Thanks so much to Live Love Pasta ~ the desserts were a hit! ♥

  2. Adele Gattuso says

    Thank you so much for the dessert table for Jen’s shower, everyone raved about them, the display was beautiful and they were delicious!!

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