Lemon Cupcakes With Elderflower Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes With Elderflower Frosting

Prep Time10 mins Cook Time20 mins Makes 12 Yield_measurecupcakes

Ingredients List

  1. 3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cup (175 mL) whole wheat flour
  3. 1 3/4 tsp. (8 mL) baking powder
  4. 1 cup (250 mL) (2 sticks) Becel® salted margarine sticks, divided
  5. 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1/2 cup (125 mL) 2% milk
  8. 2 tsp. (10 mL) vanilla extract, divided
  9. 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
  10. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) elderflower liqueur
  11. 2 cups (500 mL) icing sugar
  12. Edible flowers, for garnish

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 12-cup muffin pan with paper cupcake liners; set aside.

2. Combine flours and baking powder in medium bowl; set aside.

3. Beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) Becel® sticks with granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs on low speed until blended, about 2 minutes. Beat in milk and 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla. Slowly beat in flour mixture just until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Stir in lemon peel. Evenly spoon batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes and cool completely.

5. Meanwhile, blend remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) Becel® sticks, icing sugar, elderflower liqueur and remaining 1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla until blended. Beat on medium-high speed, scraping sides occasionally, until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Evenly frost cooled cupcakes and garnish with edible flowers.

*See nutrition information for calorie, saturated fat and sugar content.

Nutritional Information

Calories

350 (1 cupcake)

Total Fat

16g (1 cupcake)

Saturated Fat

4.5g (1 cupcake)

Polyunsaturated Fat

3g (1 cupcake)

Monounsaturated Fat

8g (1 cupcake)

Cholesterol

30mg (1 cupcake)

Sodium

200mg (1 cupcake)

Total Carbs

50g (1 cupcake)

Dietary Fiber

1g (1 cupcake)

Sugars

39g (1 cupcake)

Protein

3g (1 cupcake)

Calcium

43mg (1 cupcake)

Iron

1mg (1 cupcake)

Potassium

74mg (1 cupcake)

Omega-3

1g (1 cupcake)

Omega-6

2.5g (1 cupcake)

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