Finding Dory Lemon Cupcakes and Frosting

Ingredients

Lemon Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C soft stick butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon zest

**Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • Blue gel food coloring

Instructions

To make the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tin with paper liners.
  3. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, continue beating while adding each egg.
  6. Add vanilla, mix well.
  7. Add lemon zest, mix well.
  8. Add 1/3 of the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Add 1/2 of the milk, continue mixing.
  11. Add 1/2 of the fresh lemon juice, continue mixing.
  12. Add 1/3 of the dry mixture, continue mixing.
  13. Add the other 1/2 of the milk, continue mixing.
  14. Add the other 1/2 of the fresh lemon juice, continue mixing.
  15. Add the remaining of the dry mixture.
  16. Mix all ingredients well.
  17. Scoop the batter into the paper lined cupcake tin until they are 3/4s full.
  18. Bake 350 degrees for 21 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  19. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  20. Remove cupcakes from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

To make the frosting

  1. Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and creamy.
  2. Be patient as this may take several minutes.
  3. If it doesn't cream add the heavy whipping cream.
  4. Make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  5. If not add 1/2 C more of powdered sugar.
  6. Test for frosting stiffness again.
  7. Add in the lemon
  8. Mix well.
  9. Split the frosting into two bowls, adding the blue to one bowl.
  10. Spoon the blue frosting into one side of the pastry bag and do the same with the white frosting..
  11. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  12. Frost the cupcakes.