Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Published on Mar 28, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // Tried and Tasty

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty When I made the Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe I knew there were a couple of things I for sure wanted to make. One of which was Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes. I mean c’mon. Doesn’t a filled cupcake just sound delightful? Well I will be the first to tell you they are! I started with THE Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe as my base and went to work. I love cupcakes! They are the better version of cake because you can hold it in your hand and eat it! I’ve got a thing for citrus – you’ve also got to check out my Limeade Cupcakes, Lemonade Cupcakes and Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes.

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty

I couldn’t stop with just the lemon curd filling, I had to take it one step further and make a lemon buttercream frosting. I love how versatile buttercream frosting is. A few of my favorite recipes include my Vanilla ButtercreamPumpkin Buttercream, and Swiss Buttercream. These fabulous cupcakes are the perfect segway in to warmer weather! They are bright, fun, and most importantly delicious! Want to know how to fill a cupcake? My friend Jesseca over at One Sweet Appetite has a great post that will show you a quick and easy way to get the job done! Head over and check out her step-by-step How To Fill A Cupcake post. It’s the perfect tutorial. 

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Curd Cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Yvonne

A yummy lemon curd filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more!

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 c. butter room temperature, cut into 1/2 in. cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Prepared Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe
  • Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. In the bowl of your stand mixer add the dry ingredients and mix together using the paddle attachment for about a minute.

  3. With mixer on low, drop in butter, a few cubes at a time continuing until all butter has been incorporated (it should resembles coarse sand). 

  4. Add eggs one at a time on low speed. With mixer still on low slowly pour in milk and vanilla. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes until batter is smooth, light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

  5. Fill liners 2/3 full (approx. 1/4 c.) and bake for 15-20 minutes until center is set and toothpick comes out clean. Be sure to cool completely before frosting.

  6. Once cupcake has cooled completely, remove a bit of the center and fill with Lemon Curd.

  7. Frost with Lemon Buttercream Frosting. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from THE Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Yvonne

A light and citrus-y Lemon Buttercream Frosting that is perfect for any cake, cupcake, cookie or so much more!

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 5 c. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In your stand mixer, beat the butter at medium-high speed until creamy. Add juice and milk and continue beating until well blended. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Vivian's Health Recipes Daily

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Sugar 48g53%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting // A yummy lemon filled cupcake that will tickle your tongue and leave you wanting more! | Tried and Tasty

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12 comments about “Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  1. Rosalind

    I just made these last night. And although my husband loved them my coworkers thought they were too dense and I thought it was a little too eggy. Did I do something wrong or are they not suppose to be fluffy?

    1. Yvonne

      Really?! They are a really fluffy cupcake! I wonder what happened? You whipped it long enough and cut your butter in to small bits and added it gradually? I can’t think of what would make them dense? Or eggy? Anything you did stand out to you as being an odd step? Let’s figure this out! I want them to be perfect for you! Was your curd delicious? Was the problem just with the cupcakes?

      1. Rosalind

        I don’t own a stand mixer so I used a hand one. The density may have been caused by me over mixing the ingredients. I’m not sure but I’m willing to give it another try since I have so much lemon curd left over.

  2. Erin

    I wanted to make a lemon cake for my daughter’s birthday on Saturday so I think I’ll be using the lemon curd as filling with the vanilla buttercream to frost. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Thanks!

    1. Yvonne

      Oh you’ll have to let me know how it was! That sounds delicious of course. I love lemon curd and it would be delicious on ANYTHING!

  3. Kathy

    I just tried to go to “One Sweet Appetite” and it says there domain name has expired. I wanted to see how to fill a cupcake

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks for commenting Kathy! My friend Jess had a lapse in her hosting and was out of town – the problem is fixed so you should be able to check out her beautiful post! You’ll love it!!

  4. Shari

    Yvonne, you are killing me! In a good way of course :) I have just jumped out of bed in order to make these NOW! Happy Saturday!

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