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postheadericon Lemon birthday cupcakes – The Simpsons theme


* 150 gr warm butter
* 150 gr sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 150 g flour sifted with 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
* 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
* 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon peel

Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix the lemon peel with the sugar, then mix the butter and sugar until it goes to light cream. Add the eggs one by one, after each shake the mixture to its full absorption. Add the lemon juice and shake until everything is creamy. Add flour and mix by hand. The capsules should be filled three quarters of their volume.  Bake for about 15 minutes until muffins rise up and turn pink.
Cool on a wire rack.

Once they cool off well, with the help of a tool for cleaning seeds or small knife scrape small cylinders in the muffins. Fill the holes with lemon cream. This cream can be prepared 2-3 days earlier. If you do it the same day, you should start with its preparation so the cream can cool off while you are preparing the cupcakes.
Products for lemon cream filling
*  6 egg yolks
* Grated zest of 1 lemon
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 6 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons sour cream
Combine all ingredients, excluding butter and cream in saucepan and heat the mixture stirring constantly. Stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula. Boil on medium heat, about 10-15 minutes until it begins to “dress” the spoon but not to stick to the bottom of the pan.
When you finished remove from the hot plate and begin to add cream and butter spoon by spoon while stirring. If you want you can strain the mixture to remove the remains from lemon peel. Cover with fresh foil.
Cupcakes can be sealed with the lids from the carved muffins or after cooling the cream to cover directly with coloured fondant.