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This quick and easy recipe delivers buttery yellow cupcakes that have a rustic, muffin-like texture and a slight lemony flavor.  Their crust creates an ideal surface for decorating with buttercream frosting, or sugar glaze.  Tint the frosting or glaze with INDIA TREE Nature's Colors Decorating Colors, and top with INDIA TREE Party Decoratifs, Sparkling Sugar, Sanding Sugar, Nature's Colors Decorating Sugars, or Nature's Colors Sprinkles.

Cupcakes

Makes 10

This quick and easy recipe delivers buttery yellow cupcakes that have a rustic, muffin-like texture and a slight lemony flavor. Their thin layer of crust creates an ideal surface for decorating with royal icing, buttercream frosting, or sugar glaze.

Tint the frosting or glaze with INDIA TREE Nature’s Colors Decorating Colors, and top with INDIA TREE Party Decoratifs, Sparkling Sugar, Sanding Sugar, Nature’s Colors Decorating Sugars or Nature’s Colors Sprinkles. Cupcake above shown with shortbread cookie decorated with Nature’s Colors Pink Sprinkles.

INGREDIENTS
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cup INDIA TREE Caster Sugar (Superfine)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
EQUIPMENT
  • Large Bowl
  • Electric mixer with bowl
  • Measuring cups – dry
  • Measuring cups – liquid
  • Measuring spoons
  • Lemon zester
  • Paper cupcake cups
  • Muffin tin
This recipe uses the following INDIA TREE products:
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, buttermilk, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix until smooth.
  5. Divide the batter equally between 10 paper cup lined muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle come out clean. Remove from muffin tin. Let cool completely before icing.