Lemon & Honey Cupcakes with Lemon-Honey Buttercream Icing

Recently I purchased a new Kitchen Aid style stand mixer and hadn’t really got to use it so I searched online and found 2 recipes for Cupcakes I had not tried before to challenge my baking skills. The first set I made were Lemon and Honey Cupcakes with a Lemon and honey buttercream icing, I was so happy with how these turned out I wanted to share with you all.


Ingredients for cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of grated lemon zest
  • 4 tablespoons of Lemon juice
  • 3/4 Cup of butter
  • 3/4 Cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 large eggs

Ingredients for Lemon-Honey Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of grated lemon zest
  • 4 cups of icing sugar
  • the juice of 2 lemons
  • 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring

Method ย for cupcakes

  1. ย Pre Heat oven to 175 degrees C and Line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases
  2. Whisk Flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl, mix and set aside
  3. Whisk sour cream, milk, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small bowl until well mixed.
  4. In a stand/electric mixer beat butter, honey and sugar for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until well blended.
  5. With your mixer on a low speed, add in half the flour mixture, then all of the sour cream mixture. Add in the remaining flour mixture until combined.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into each cupcake case. Bake for 18 minutes until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clear. Wait until cupcakes are completely cool before icing.

Method for Honey-Lemon Buttercream icing

  1. ย Cream butter, honey and lemon zest in a large bowl with your electric mixer for about 2 minutes.
  2. On a low speed add in the Icing sugar until blended.
  3. Add in lemon juice and yellow food colouring until mixture is fluffy and pale yellow.
  4. Spoon mixture into a piping bag and pipe cupcakes as desired.


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