Lemon vanilla cupcake

 Lemon vanilla cupcake

I love lemon curd. So when I was making a jar of homemade lemon curd the other day, I just had to bake some cupcakes and use the silky smooth lemon curd as a filling. I ended up with these delicious lemon vanilla cupcakes. Do I need to tell you, that they were oh so good?

The fresh lemon zest, the seeds from the vanilla bean, the delicious sweet and tart lemon curd. All together with the sweet white meringue frosting on top. They were a hit!

This cupcake will be just as good without the filling. Maybe with a Italian Meringue Buttercream flavoured with lemon curd on top, instead of the white frosting. I would also love to try these cupcakes just plain, with a spread of royal icing.

I went for a quick decoration with some yellow shimmering non-parelis and a small petunia flower

I have used a 11mm star tip for the swirl (the same tip that I used for the confetti cupcake) and the color for the flower are Wisteria from Squires Kitchen.

If you would like to try a lemonly lemon treat yourself? Then here are the recipes:

White Meringue Frosting
Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes
Lemon Curd

Happy Caking!

Louise

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. says

    Yellow (Vanilla) cupcake is absolutely perfect for a treat. I love on how you decorate this cupcake, it not only proves “simplicity is beauty” but also elegance. Nice post.

  2. Camilla (Himmelske kager) says

    OMG, they sound fantastic, Louise. I have just been in London and brougth home some lemon curd (of course). I am a big fan of lemon, lime etc, so cupcakes are surely something for me. However, I do have a question. In the recipé of the lemon vanila cupcakes, you mention, that these can be filled with lemon curd. How do you do that? Do you make a small whole in the cupcake and fill it from there or ??? Thanks.

    • Anonymous says

      Jepper, du bruger bare sådan en dims til at fjerne kernehus med :-) Så er der et fint lille hul som kan fyldes med lækkert fyld. Jeg kommer bare fyldet i en frost pose og sprøjter det i. Jeg er så misundelig at du har fået netop de krus. Det var det første krus jeg købte i sin tid og det er revnet :-( og lige nu er der ikke udsigt til London shopping.

      • Camilla (Himmelske kager) says

        Tak søde. Jeg er så tændt på de cupcakes, at jeg nok laver dem til en fødselsdag her i weekenden. Sønnike bliver 10. Når jeg blogger om dem, så linker jeg selvfølgelig til din side som jeg har for vane at gøre med alle. Men foretrækker du, at jeg kun linker til din side eller er det ok med både link og opskriften på dansk? Det var sgu da ærgerligt med det krus. Du må se om der er tid og råd til en shoppetur snart og så lægge turen forbi Debenhamns :-) Hvis jeg kommer i den retning igen snart, skal jeg forsøge at få fat i et til dig.

      • Anonymous says

        Det er helt fino med mig om du gør det ene eller det andet ang. link og opskrift. De er Så super lækre, glæd dig! Man skal bare holde lidt igen med marengs toppen så den ikke tager kontrol. Eneste minus med at udhule dem er at man skal lige passe lidt på når man spiser dem for fyldet løber nemt ud. De burde faktisk spises pænt med ske på det fineste stel :-) Suk… tror der går laaang tid før jeg kan komme på shoppetur huset æder alt. Super dejligt hvis du skulle komme forbi Debenhamns.

      • Camilla (Himmelske kager) says

        Tusind tak Louise. Jeg er ikke så vild med alt for meget topping, så det passer mig fint at holde igen. Jeg vil gå i gang med at bage. Tak for hjælpen og god weekend.

    • Anonymous says

      Jepper, du bruger bare sådan en dims til at fjerne kernehus med :-) Så er der et fint lille hul som kan fyldes med lækkert fyld. Jeg kommer bare fyldet i en frost pose og sprøjter det i. Jeg er så misundelig at du har fået netop de krus. Det var det første krus jeg købte i sin tid og det er revnet :-( og lige nu er der ikke udsigt til London shopping.

    • Anonymous says

      I use an apple core tool? That remove easy a bit of the cupcake center. I pipe the filling into the CC.

    • Anonymous says

      Yes, I had a lemon curd filling in it. I was trying to take some photos of the filling, before the swirls but the light outside was very bad that day. I will make sure to do it next time I bake them. I just use a tool that removes apple cores, easy.

  3. Andovercookiemama says

    Louise, these sound sooo delicious! I absolutely love anything lemon. My husband just landed in Denmark this morning for a business trip. I wish he could pop over to your place and steal one for me! (maybe??)

  4. Tcvillegas says

    I adore desserts with lemon and your idea is heavenly! I hope to be able to whip up a batch soon. Thanks for posting. I love your ideas!!! :)

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