The perfect addition to your next shower or party!
Need an easy recipe for a party or shower that people will love? Here it is! These mini lemon cupcakes (made from a box, of yeah!) topped with an easy homemade lemon cream cheese icing are little crowd-pleasers!
I love their little size since people don't like to eat big at showers. I always bake these mini cupcakes without a liner so it's easier for people to walk by and pop one (or two) in their mouths. Just make sure you grease your pans well.
The mini cupcake tins that I use came from TJ Maxx but you can find some from Amazon here. I just make the lemon cake mix as directed by the instructions on the back of the box. I prefer the Betty Crocker Super Moist Lemon cake mix. Although, I only bake them for about 5-6 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.
You can certainly use a homemade lemon cake recipe but that's up to you!
For the icing, I use a simple recipe of powdered sugar, butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. For this shower, I baked the cupcakes the night before and then made the frosting the day of the shower. I called the host to make sure she was ok with me icing the cupcakes when I got there...transporting food is not my specialty!
I just packed the cupcakes in tupperware and separated the frosting into 3 or 4 frosting bags. When I got to the shower I set the cupcakes up on the platters and snipped the end of the frosting bags and iced them. They aren't as pretty as when you use a frosting tip but it is much easier this way, especially when you're dealing with 60-80 cupcakes!
The cupcakes are so moist and the frosting is so creamy and lemon-y! They are so light and a perfect shower food. I like to set out a platter on the main food table and then another little platter in the kitchen or where the bride is opening gifts.
I think you'll really enjoy these!
Sarah Kathryn Marlowe
The Supper Table
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