These Lemon Burst Cupcakes are literally bursting at the seams with fresh lemon flavor. I made the most delicious Lemonade Marshmallow Buttercream frosting to go on top of a lemonade enhanced vanilla cupcake, and then topped it all off with a surprise dollop of lemon curd right under the frosting.
I wanted something to brighten up my dreary start to Spring, and instantly LEMONS came to mind! And the color yellow. Because I miss the sun. I’m all about April showers bringing May flowers, but it’s been raining for the past 5 days and it needs to stop.
Here’s the deal with these cupcakes – They are NOT your average cupcake. They’re infused with lemonade and lightened up with greek yogurt. They’re moist, bright, and totally refreshing. I just took a box of vanilla cake mix and substituted the water with lemonade, and replaced the oil with plain greek yogurt. Brilliant!
I wanted to make a lemonade frosting, but the first attempt did not pan out well so I glanced around my pantry searching for something to jazz up my lemonade cupcakes. That’s when I spotted a jar of marshmallow fluff.
I knew instantly that I had to make a marshmallow buttercream frosting and infuse it with more lemonade and a touch of lemon zest for a pop of flavor. I couldn’t stop there… I grabbed a jar of lemon curd and gave a little dollop on top of each one. No cutting, no coring, just place it right on top, then pipe your frosting around it to seal it up.
I loved these cupcakes. They were so fresh and tasty, and exactly what I needed to brighten up my day!
I think the surprise lemon curd filling is the best part. I know my family was pleasantly surprised to find that delicious center!
That filling, the frosting, the moist and flavor filled cupcake… it’s hard to pick a favorite.
When all the components of these Lemon Burst Cupcakes are put together, you have one knock-out dessert!
Grab this easy recipe, and brighten up your day!