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Amazing Lemon Cupcakes With Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

The point of this post is basically to tell you that you definitely need to, need to, need to make these cupcakes very soon. Because they are life-changing! Earth-shaking. Just absolutely amazing!

The cupcakes themselves have lemon juice and lemon zest added to them which is the reason why they reach the level of lemony deliciousness so high that you might not have even dreamed about it before. Sour cream is the secret why these little cakes are so wonderfully moist. And then, putting a crown on it all and working in perfect harmony with the cupcake base, there’s this rich and buttery raspberry frosting. Mmm, finger-licking good!

To tell you the truth, it all tastes even more amazing than it sounds!

See? I told you that you need to make these very soon… here are all the details that you’ll need…

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

The ingredients.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

1. To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

2. Line the cupcake tins with cupcake liners.

3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream and egg whites.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

5. Put the sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of your stand mixer and stir to combine. Add the butter and beat at medium speed for about 3 minutes, until the butter and sugar are very light. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and beat until combined. Working with smaller amounts, add the ‘flour mixture’ and the ‘sour cream-egg’ mixture, alternating the wet and dry ingredients. Beat on medium for about two minutes to ensure that the batter is thoroughly mixed.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins, filling them only about 3/4 full (I filled mine to the top resulting in slightly taller cupcakes than I’d wished for).

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

7. Bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

8. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then continue cooling on a wire rack.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

9. To make the buttercream frosting, first blend the raspberries in your blender and then push the puree through a fine sieve to remove the seeds.

10. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream the butter, raspberry puree, salt and vanilla extract.

11. Add the sugar in increments and mix thoroughly after each addition.

12. Add the cream, one tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition, until you reach the desired consistency.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

13. Fill a piping bag with the buttercream frosting and pipe on top of the cupcakes.

14. You can garnish your cupcakes with individual raspberries, small lemon wedges or sprinkles.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

Mmmm…

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

So cute.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

And so much fun to make.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

I am sure you will love them too.

 

amazing lemon cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by www.mybakingaddiction.com. It makes about 18 cupcakes.)

 

Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Individual desserts in a glass are my favorite go to recipes when I am looking for something quick yet impressive to serve to my guests. The possibilities are really endless here. I have personally already made cream parfaits, yogurt parfaits, individual Banoffee pies, individual peanut butter pies and some strawberry cheesecakes in a glass too. Apart from the deliciousness, I have always loved the cute factor that these little treats possess.

With that said, I just knew that my fate was sealed when I noticed a recipe for a Nutella Cheesecake in the deep waters of the internet… and here’s the rest of the story…

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake recipe ingredients

The ingredients.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

1. To make the individual Nutella cheesecakes, first use a food processor (blender or rolling pin) to crush 12 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Whip the cream (8 ounces/230 ml) and using a rubber spatula, fold the cream in the Nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

4. Whip the remaining cream with about 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to use for the garnish.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

5. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes (I had just enough mixture for about 3 1.5-cup/300 ml glasses).

6. Evenly pipe the filling into the serving dishes.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

7. Garnish with with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

And that’s it!

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Mmmm!
 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from mybakingaddiction.com. Yield: about 3 servings.)

 

Inside-Out Carrot Cake Muffins

inside-out carrot cake muffins recipe

Have you ever tasted a carrot cake in muffin form? It’s a truly delightful and cute experience, I have to say.

These carrot cake muffins taste just like a carrot cake, except, well, in the form of a muffin.

I really like their lovely cinnamony taste and their moist texture. But what I like best is that they have the frosting already ‘built in’. Yes, they hide this wonderful baked-in, sweetened cream cheese filling inside.

Isn’t that just adorable?

In case you’d like to know more details, then here they are…

 

inside-out carrot cake muffins recipe ingredients

This is all that we need to make the magic happen.

 
 

inside-out carrot cake muffins recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 400 °F (205 °C).

2. Then, in a larger bowl pour all the dry ingredients: flour, white sugar (3/4 cup – 150 grams), light brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ground ginger and salt.

Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

chocolate cheesecake recipe

This is for all the cheesecake fans out there!

I have something delicious for you… this cheesecake is sinfully chocolaty, it’s also refreshingly tangy and it has the most wonderful thick texture that will remind you of a chocolate mousse.

Heaven on earth, indeed!

When I think about it, you will not even commit that much sin because low-fat cream cheese is used here and the crust doesn’t use any melted butter.

So yeah… I can see nothing that could stop us from making this delicious cheesecake right now… 

chocolate cheesecake squares ingredients

Here’s all that we need.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

1. To make your cheesecake, first preheat the oven to 325 F (165 C).

2. Line a 10 (or 12)-cup rectangular or square baking pan with parchment or wax paper. Then spray it with cooking spray (or brush it with some vegetable oil).

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

3. Process the cookies in a food processor until finely ground (I am using butter cookies here).

4. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

5. Blend the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add the cocoa, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla extract and the eggs and whisk until smooth again.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

6. Pour the mixture into the pan.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

7. Sprinkle with chocolate chunks.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

Chocolate chips would work well too.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

8. Bake until just set, 35 to 40 minutes. Then turn off the oven and with the oven door slightly ajar, let the cheesecake sit inside for an hour.

9. Let cool completely in the pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

10. Cut into squares.

 
 

chocolate cheesecake recipe

Serve as is… or with whipped cream… or with fresh fruit… or with hot fruit sauce… or with anything that makes you happy.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This recipe was inspired by Chocolate Cheesecake from Martha Stewart. This dessert should be stored in the fridge.)