Three Citrus Cupcakes
So, why are these called three citrus cupcakes? Simple because they have three different citrus fruits, lemon, lime, and orange. The cupcake itself is lemon-lime and the buttercream is orange. They’re so, so good and perfect for spring!
1/4 cup milk (I used whole)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 and 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons lime zest
3 tablespoons lemon zest
1 and 1/2 sticks butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
(for an extra strong orange flavor add 1/4 teaspoon orange extract)
Preheat oven to 350F. Line one cupcake tin with wrappers.
In a medium bowl lightly combine 2 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, the eggs, and vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients, including lemon and lime zest, mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend. Add the butter and rest of milk and buttermilk. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are the same texture and combined. Increase to medium-high speed and beat for 1 and 1/2 minutes to develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Gradually add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition to incorporate the ingredients and strengthen the structure.
Put about an ice cream scoop’s worth of batter into each cupcake tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with dry crumbs on it.
Beat butter until it turns a pale ivory color and is very fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar.
Add orange juice and orange zest. Beat until fluffy.
Pipe or frost onto cupcakes.
Yummy! What a creative idea!! What is the candy on top? 🙂
The candy is a gummy grapefruit 🙂
Gosh these are so pretty!
These look so good and very pretty. Wish I could get my icing like yours! 🙂
Aw, thank you!
These look absolutely delicious! Citrusy and sweet! Yum!
All that citrus sounds so good! 🙂
Beautiful pictures, so pretty I wish I could dig my teeth in one of them. Pls can you tell me which wilton nozzle did you use for icing?? love mauliXx
The wilton 1M 🙂
Thanks a lot Xx
I like the colours, they really pop!
I can almost taste the freshness in these just by looking at them! Yummy!
Gorgeous! Love anything citrus 🙂
Same here 🙂
They’re absolutely beautiful!!
Wow, these sound and look amazing! Love the three citrus- so delicious! 🙂
These are so pretty! Love citrus in anything.
The frosting looks really awesome! I actually was just thinking of making a chile infused orange butter cream. I’m going to try your recipe as the base.
3 times the citrus, count me in!
Just what I was thinking!
I love the combination of citrus! So perfect for the warmer temps…
Freaking amazing!! I would love one now please!!
These look amazing, I have to try them at some point!
Such fun cupcake flavors for the summer!! Yum!
Loving the colours!
These look gorgeous and delicious!