Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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White Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


  • :Yield : 1 LAYER CAKE
  • ::CAKE:
  •  1 box of white cake mix
  •  1/2 cup sugar
  •  ¼ cup cornstarch
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  2 egg yolks
  •  3/4 cup water
  •  2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  •  ? cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon lemon zest (you’ll need more for the frosting)
  •  1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
  •  1/4 cup butter, softened
  •  2 to 3 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  •  4 cups powdered sugar
  •  1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Method

  • Prepare white cake as directed on box in two round 8 or 9 inch pans
  • Cool completely on wire rack
  • You could of course use your favorite recipe for white cake if you wanted to, but as you’ve probably figured out by now, I take shortcuts whenever possible
  • Have all your ingredients ready before you begin
  • Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in small saucepan
  • Add egg yolks and mix until egg is completely mixed with dry ingredients
  • Whisk in water until mixture is smooth
  • Cook over medium low heat until just boiling
  • Mixture will be quite thick
  • Immediately remove from heat and stir in butter
  • Gradually whisk in lemon juice until smooth
  • Stir in zest
  • Pour into bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour
  • In a large bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy
  • Add powdered sugar and lemon juice; beat until light and fluffy
  • Fold in lemon zest
  • Slice off very top of each layer of cake to create a flat surface
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