Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IuofycnhP3E/UOo5Er0ftyI/AAAAAAAAFQM/6sqWgTo7vSw/s1600/IMG1051.JPG" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting - @whatchamakinnow #lemondesserts #recipes" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IuofycnhP3E/UOo5Er0ftyI/AAAAAAAAFQM/6sqWgTo7vSw/s1600/IMG1051.JPG" title="Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting - @whatchamakinnow #lemondesserts #recipes" //a/divbr /div style="text-align: center;"ispan style="color: purple;"Did you see the post about the a href="http://whatchamakinnow.blogspot.com/2013/01/megagiveaway-3-lucky-winners.html" target="_blank"#MegaGiveaway/a yesterday? There is still time to enter./span/i/divdiv style="text-align: center;"ispan style="color: purple;"br //span/i/divdiv style="text-align: center;"I'm off to hang out with my bloggy friends tonight. It's so nice to hang out with a group of people who all enjoy blogging as much as I do. And, no one thinks you're weird when you take multiple pictures of your food before eating it....and then proceed to post updates on every social media channel only to realize your food is now cold./divbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jszaUasfhrU/UOo5FKYC1aI/AAAAAAAAFQU/3ZCoWDxz54/s1600/IMG0997.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jszaUasfhrU/UOo5FKYC1aI/AAAAAAAAFQU/3ZCoWDxz54/s1600/IMG0997.JPG" //a/divbr /Now for the cupcakes. I've been wanting to make lemon poppy seed cupcakes for a long time. So when I eyed these cute baking cups I knew it was time. They are a little bigger than a mini-cupcake, but smaller than a regular size. I have a few other sets so you'll probably see them used in another way down the road.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qGdNVcWr9cY/UOo5GKOn1gI/AAAAAAAAFQk/qdGTI6sk1hY/s1600/IMG1053.JPG" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting - @whatchamakinnow #lemondesserts #recipes" border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qGdNVcWr9cY/UOo5GKOn1gI/AAAAAAAAFQk/qdGTI6sk1hY/s1600/IMG1053.JPG" title="Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting - @whatchamakinnow #lemondesserts #recipes" //a/divbr /I loved this cupcakes. The cake is muffin like with just the right amount of lemon. The frosting is sweet and lemony and just melts in your mouth. You should make these. ASAP.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tcLpJ8FvwXM/UOo5Gw2woKI/AAAAAAAAFQs/IDQK7BUdiE/s1600/IMG1050.JPG" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tcLpJ8FvwXM/UOo5Gw2woKI/AAAAAAAAFQs/IDQK7BUdiE/s1600/IMG1050.JPG" //a/divbr /bspan style="font-size: large;"Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes/span/bbr /br /iCupcake/ibr /2/3 cup sugarbr /zest and juice of 1 lemonbr /2 cups all purpose flourbr /2 tsp baking powderbr /1/4 tsp baking sodabr /1/4 tsp saltbr /3/4 cup sour creambr /2 large eggsbr /1 tsp pure vanilla extractbr /1/2 tsp lemon extractbr /1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooledbr /2 TBSP poppy seedsbr /br /iFrosting/ibr /8 oz cream cheese, softenedbr /1/4 cup butter, softenedbr /2 TBSP lemon juicebr /2 tsp lemon zestbr /1 tsp vanilla extractbr /5 cups powdered sugar (add/subtract for desired consistency)br /br /Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with 12 liners and set aside.br /br /In a large bowl, combine the lemon zest and sugar. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.br /br /In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and melted butter until blended.br /br /Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine, but do not over mix (a few lumps are okay). Stir in the poppy seeds. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.br /br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XSAZPOWMbXc/UOo5F0wTs6I/AAAAAAAAFQc/zjCBdvUGxQI/s1600/IMG1007.JPG" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XSAZPOWMbXc/UOo5F0wTs6I/AAAAAAAAFQc/zjCBdvUGxQI/s1600/IMG1007.JPG" //a/divbr /Bake for 12 to 18 minutes or cupcake tops are golden and a knife inserted comes out clean. Allow cupcake to cool completely before frosting.br /br /For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar until desired consistency. Spread frosting onto cupcakes or use pipping bag. Store in an airtight tight container.br /br /Makes 12 standard sized cupcakes. (My liners were a little larger than mini's and I ended up with 24 cupcakes.)br /br /iSource: Cupcakes - a href="http://juliatylerfoodblog.wordpress.com/2008/04/02/lemon-poppy-seed-muffins/" rel="nofollow" target="blank"Two Novice Chefs, One Tiny Kitchen/a / Frosting - a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-cream-cheese-frosting/" rel="nofollow" target="blank"All Recipes/a/ibr /br /ia href="https://sites.google.com/site/whatchamakinnowrecipes/home/lemon-poppy-seed-cupcakes?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1" target="blank"Printer Friendly Recipe/a/ibr /br /!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --br /div id="mcembedsignup"form action="http://whatchamakinnow.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=894a4e83f6a4e2157ec5eca8a&id=f12f3f4f29" class="validate" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" method="post" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" target="blank"label for="mce-EMAIL"Sign Up to Receive My Monday Morning Recap:/label input class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" name="EMAIL" required="required" type="email" value="" / br /div class="clear"input class="button" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" name="subscribe" type="submit" value="Subscribe" //div/form/div!--End mcembedsignup--

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