April 06, 2013

Lemon Cupcakes With Cool Whip Icing

When I'm in the mood for cupcakes (when am I not?) I almost always go for some variation of chocolate or caramel, but I made these lemon cupcakes for a birthday celebration and I'm hooked. I used this recipe for the cupcake (it may look familiar as I used the icing for my latest macarons), and decided to swap the strawberry buttercream for a tried and true favourite: my mom's cool whip icing. This icing is honestly one of the bests, it is very light and not as sweet as traditional icing. I have vidid memories of my mom baking cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties from my elementary school days, and this icing was almost always present. 

  • 8 ounces of Cool Whip  
  • 1/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 package of Instant Pudding mix in flavour of choice (I used vanilla) 
  1. Beat together pudding mix, milk and icing sugar
  2. Fold in Cool Whip 
  3. Optional: I added 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon peel shavings to compliment the lemon flavour of the cake

{These darling cupcake cups were found at Winners}



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