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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Proceed with caution. These cupcakes are not for those who don't like sweets. You must be a sugar addict to enjoy eating one of these.




Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Adapted from Moms Crazy Cooking
Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 2 large ripe bananas, about 1 cup mashed
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature (I used 2%)
For the Frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food colouring (optional)
Directions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with 12 paper cups. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer for four minutes or until creamy. Add banana and mix until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix again until combined. Alternate flour mixture and milk starting and ending with flour. Beat well with the mixture in between additions.
  3. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Frosting
  1. Add butter, 1 cup of sugar, milk and vanilla to large bowl and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes or until creamy. You could also add food colouring at this point if you wish.
  2. Slowly add the remaining sugar. Mix for another 2 minutes or so until the frosting is stiff enough to pipe.
  3. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles or decorations of desired. I just used a piping bag without a tip this time.

Comments

  1. No matter what the cupcakes look very nice:))

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  2. Taste buds what's wrong? they look beautiful. Andi

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  3. The cupcakes look so delicious, even if they are too sweet.

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