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Lemon Cupcakes

 
One serving costs about $0.24

$0.24 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

12 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish american
spoonacular Score:6%

Spoonacular Score: 6%

 

The recipe Lemon Cupcakes is ready in about 45 minutes and is definitely an outstanding vegetarian option for lovers of American food. For 24 cents per serving, this recipe covers 3% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 225 calories, 3g of protein, and 11g of fat. It works well as a dessert. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. A mixture of eggs, superfine sugar, milk, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 11%. This score is not so excellent. Similar recipes include Gluten-Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting, Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Frosting, and Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream.

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  eggs
eggs
2.5 tsps
2.5 tsps lemon zest
lemon zest
0.75 cups
0.75 cups milk
milk
1.5 cups
1.5 cups self-rising flour
self-rising flour
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
10 Tbsps
10 Tbsps unsalted butter
unsalted butter
2  eggs
2
eggs
2.5 tsps lemon zest
2.5 tsps
lemon zest
0.75 cups milk
0.75 cups
milk
1.5 cups self-rising flour
1.5 cups
self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
10 Tbsps unsalted butter
10 Tbsps
unsalted butter

Equipment

muffin liners
muffin liners
wire rack
wire rack
sauce pan
sauce pan
skewers
skewers
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
muffin liners
muffin liners
wire rack
wire rack
sauce pan
sauce pan
skewers
skewers
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 36 mini muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, and lemon zest in a saucepan and stir over low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the eggs, milk and and flour and beat with electric beaters until just combined.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly among the paper liners. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out of clean when inserted into the cake. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool.
  4. Decorate each cake with some strips of zest and meringue.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.24
Ingredient
2 eggs
2.5 teaspoons lemon zest
¾ cups milk
1.5 cups self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
Price
$0.48
$0.42
$0.25
$0.27
$0.28
$1.20
$2.89

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
224 Calories
3g Protein
10g Total Fat
28g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
224
11%

Fat
10g
17%

  Saturated Fat
6g
41%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
17g
19%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
18mg
1%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
3g
7%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Vitamin A
356IU
7%

Manganese
0.13mg
6%

Phosphorus
45mg
5%

Vitamin B2
0.08mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.52µg
3%

Vitamin E
0.42mg
3%

Calcium
27mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.15µg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.25mg
3%

Folate
9µg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Zinc
0.3mg
2%

Fiber
0.42g
2%

Magnesium
6mg
2%

Iron
0.29mg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
2%

Potassium
49mg
1%

Vitamin B6
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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