I’ve been craving a sweet, fresh, fruity taste lately and came up with a delicious recipe for lemon raspberry cupcakes. With or without icing these fruit-filled cupcakes will have you craving more!
Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
Before you start baking gather together the following items:
Recipe for the Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup Greek-style yogurt
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- Zest of 1 lemon
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Baking Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes: Step by Step
Step 1: Dry Ingredients
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Mix all the dry ingredients together: the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and granulated sugar should be mixed by hand in the medium-sized mixing bowl.
Step 2: Wet Ingredients
In the large mixing bowl use the hand mixer to combined the butter, Greek yogurt, and eggs. Mix only until combined. Over mixing will affect the final product.
Step 3: Combined
Use the hand mixer combine the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients. Add a cup at a time until everything has been mixed together.
Step 4: Add Fruit
To finish the batter add 4 teaspoons of lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon mix until fully stirred together. Then add the 2 cups of fresh raspberries. Mix the raspberries in with a spoon, not the hand mixer.
Step 5: Bake
Spoon batter into greased cupcake tins. I don’t use cupcake liners because I find them wasteful. I can take 5 to 10 extra minutes to wash the tins out.
Place cupcake tins in pre-heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes. These cupcakes will be thicker when fully baked and can be iced for cupcakes or eaten plain like a muffin.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe
For cupcakes make this delicious lemon flavored buttercream frosting.
- 3 to 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- a pinch of salt to taste
Using the hand mixer combined the butter, milk, and lemon juice. Then, a cup at a time add in the powdered sugar. Once fully combined add in a pinch of salt. More salt can be added if the frosting is too sweet.
This recipe makes the frosting a little thin. If you want thicker frosting add in more powdered sugar slowly.