I've had a lot of cucpake orders lately which makes my heart happy. If you are new to my blog or a new friend, I'm a baker at heart. If you come over, I'll usually whip something up for you if it's not already made. I love to cook of course, but I've worked at it. Baking came very natural to me. So, when my husband and I decided to adopt from Ethiopia I thought it would be a perect time to share my talent and fundraise for our adoption at the same time. In the past few weeks I have dabbled in some new buttercreams and cake flavors that have turned out to be phenomenal!!! I mean seriously.... So, I thought I'd share with you my Lemon Chiffon Buttercream which is my favorite. I love, love, love lemon and my favorite cupcakes are from Sugar Mama's Bakery in Austin. For my birthday last year, Chris had them make a cake for me with their lemon buttercream and I've been trying to recreate it ever since. I think mine is better (just sayin'). It must be all that love and elbow grease I put in to them since the motor in my mixer is going out ;). Hope you enjoy this recipe and for God's sake try it! You can top any of your vanilla, lemon or strawberry cupcakes with it!
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 lemon, juice and zest of
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine butter, sugar and salt and beat till well combined.
Add lemon juice,zest and vanilla and continue to beat for another 3 to 5 minute or until creamy.