Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

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! Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures  In addition to the cupcakes we made a bunch of other desserts including Caramel Espresso Bars and Oatmeal Cream Pies.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures 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.

 

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Here's what you'll need

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

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

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Measure out the milk. And measure the vanilla too

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Beat together butter and sugar

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Add eggs one at a time

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Gradually add the flour mixture

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Alternately with the milk

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Make sure everything is combined

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

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

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Fill with some lemon curd

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

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

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Curd Filling & Lemon Buttercream Frosting recipe pictures

Now frost generously with lemon buttercream frosting.

Comments

  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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