I have always thought of myself as a chocolate girl. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Everyone loves chocolate, right? Well lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in a bit of a baking rut, craving new flavors, something different. Oh my goodness, it turns out I am pretty darn head over heels for the flavors of lemon and lime. They are so refreshing and perfect for summer sweets and treats.
These Lemon Cupcakes are sweet, with a lovely light lemon flavor and the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, let’s just say it could be it’s own dessert, it’s that darn good. I’m not sure why Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting hasn’t been in my life before now, but I’m certain that it’s here to stay. Easy and incredibly tasty.
I am excited to partner with McCormick to share some of the ways that I enjoy using their products in my kitchen. With the help of some McCormick Yellow Food Coloring, these cupcakes have a lovely light yellow ombre effect and McCormick’s Pure Lemon Extract gives these a perfectly sweet, slightly tart, lemon flavor. Pretty and delicious!
I divided my cake batter in half and tinted one half slightly darker than the other. I spooned the darker yellow batter into my cupcake liners first, and topped with with the lighter yellow batter.
This Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is a thing of beauty. It is incredible. I kind of want to top everything with it. Or just eat it by the spoonful.
I topped my cupcakes with little sugared lemon slice decorations, but another super cute way to top these cupcakes would be with these cute little marshmallow daisy flowers. Check them out on the McCormick site.
If you are looking for a dessert for Mother’s Day, graduation parties or any other summer get together, these would be perfect.
Here’s the recipe!
Looking for some other lovely lemon desserts? Here are some great options you can try from McCormick.com…
Disclaimer: I have partnered with McCormick to share some of my favorite ways to use McCormick products in my kitchen. I am compensated as part of this partnership, however all opinions expressed are, as always, mine and mine alone.