Friday, July 8, 2011

A Summer Treat- Lemon Lime Cupcakes

One of the main reasons I decided to start this blog was to document the fun memories with cooking and baking. I plan on using these recipes to create fun memories with all of my family; especially, my children. I hope that when they are older they will look back at these recipes and have fond memories.

My husband has a little business where he makes videos for companies, family, and friends. So, we together made a little cooking video featuring this recipe.  It was a lot of fun and look forward to creating a few more down the road. :)

*Thank you to Canadian Living Magazine for the recipe
Lemon Lime Cupcakes
1/2 C. unsalted butter
3/4 C. sugar
2 eggs
1 T. grated lemon or lime zest
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C. milk

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. In a large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs 1 at a time. Then add in lemon and lime zest and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter mixture alternately with milk. Spoon into cupcake liners or cups. Bake cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let them cool before frosting.

 Lime (Or Lemon) Buttercream
1 stick of butter
2 C. confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 T. fresh lime juice
1/2 T. fresh lime zest


Using a mixer, beat the butter until it is nice and fluffy. Ad in the confectioner's sugar and vanilla, continue to mix till smooth. Wash the lime and zest the whole lime using the zester. Mix the lime zest with the buttercream. Cut the lime in half and squeeze out the lime juice. Add the lime juice with the buttercream and mix well.

** If you want a Lemon Buttercream, just substitue the lime ingredients for the lemon.


  1. Erin I am so impressed! Love the video!

  2. I watch the next food network star and you blow them ALL out of the water!!
    I miss you :(
    I'm totally going to try those cupcakes, lime is my FAVORITE!

  3. Loved the video Erin! Hope you are having fun with your little guy!!!