Sour Cream and Lemon Cupcakes

Sour Cream Lemon Cupcake

Sour Cream Lemon Cupcake

I must admit to being a huge fan of these cupcakes. They are rich, without being too heavy and full of flavor.  Lemon in both the batter and frosting really makes them special. Cupcakes are also such a nice, easy to serve dessert for parties, cookouts and picnics. If you try these I am sure you will be pleased, as will your family and friends. Well, assuming you give them any. 🙂


Sour Cream Lemon Cupcakes


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 teaspoons grated lemon peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon each baking powder and salt

2 cups sour cream


9 tablespoons butter, softened

6 ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar

6 tablespoons lemon juice

1 T. vanilla extract

¾ teaspoon grated lemon peel

3 tablespoon milk

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon peel and vanilla; mix well. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (batter will be thick). Fill 30 greased or paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. For frosting, cream butter and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Add lemon juice, vanilla, lemon peel and milk; beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Makes 30.

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