I made these cupcakes for my sister’s birthday and they were the BOMB. The lemon curd absolutely made them. That is some good stuff. I had never tried it before but recently ordered it, along with some other goodies, from . I’m in love.
These were super easy to make because I went for the quick and dirty version. Boxed lemon cake mix, lemon icing, and prepared lemon curd. Obviously, making everything from scratch would make it that much better.
I made the cake mix according to directions on the box, except I added the zest of one lemon. Once the cupcakes were done, I used a melon ball scoop, and scooped out some of the cupcake (which I ate), and added a dollop of lemon curd. We topped the cupcakes with canned lemon icing (I say we b/c my 11 y/o helped with the icing, in case you were checking out the first pic and wondering. Not that my frosting skills are all that.) The icing is the thing I would change for next time. I wasn’t a huge fan of the artificial lemon flavor of the canned icing, but I was worried the homemade icing would melt so quickly in the heat, and I was traveling with them. Other than that, they were awesome! My mother declared them divine…and that is saying something as my mom is more of a chocoholic than I am! I know, it’s not even possible, right?!
I am thinking about making these again soon, and instead of frosting, just add some cool whipped topping and fresh blueberries. Lemon and blueberry is always a winning combo. I could even make these “skinny” cupcakes by just adding a can of diet lemon/lime soda to the box of mix. If you haven’t tried this…it works! I posted it here if interested. So…..maybe I’m just gonna go now and make these before I attack the lemon curd with a spoon!
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7 thoughts on “Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd”
These look delicious! And perfect for summertime parties!
They look FABULOUS!!!! Awesome recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing. Feel like having one. 😀
I've had that lemon curd before and its amaze balls.
Check out Alton Brown's recipe to make your own! Um, no wonder its so good with 1 stick of butter!
I love lemons! These look delicious and I would love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at . I open Wed eve at 7pm. I hope to see you there! Sarah
Your Lemon Cupcakes look divine. I just love Lemon and will have to make a batch of these awesome cupcakes! Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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I love lemon everything ~ and these look amazing!!!!!
These look delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi