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Lightly Lemon Cupcakes

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Lightly Lemon Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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Dessert on a little piece of heaven - light and lemony cupcakes with whipped cream frosting.
Updated Apr 25, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Frosting

  • 1 pint (2 cups) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 box (4-serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1/4 cup milk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each about 1/3 full cupcakes will rise as they bake).
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately remove from pan to cooling rack; cool completely.
  • 4
    In deep large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on low speed until slightly thickened. Add dry pudding mix and 1/4 cup milk; beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • 5
    Place frosting in decorating bag. Generously pipe frosting over cupcakes. Store in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    In step 2, the 4-minute beating time is critical to develop the structure in the cupcake.
  • tip 2
    Use a deep bowl when whipping cream to reduce splattering. Chill the bowl and beaters first so that the cream will form stiff peaks faster.

Nutrition

270 Calories, 18g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 22g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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