Ok guys, I officially have my mind set on the prize and by prize I actually mean spring. I’m literally counting the days to get to the warmer months and to start strawberry picking and to just indulge in all the delicious springy treats and all the beautiful flowers and who am I kidding? I just want spring to come so I can eat berries like if there was no tomorrow. And for me, yogurt cupcakes are the epitome of spring and summer. They are light, and fresh, and have the perfect amount of lemon zing. Pair that with the fact that they are easy and you have a winner, so yeah baby today is all about a yogurt cupcake recipe
But a yogurt cupcake recipe that knocks your socks off and takes you directly to spring town.
They are not boring and grandma like. They are just packed of deliciousness and yogurt sexiness (and yes, yogurt sexiness is totally a thing)
Now the great thing about this yogurt cupcake recipe is that it takes only 10 minutes of active time. So that means that 10 minutes from now you could have a batch of homemade cupcakes getting baked in your oven (that’s less time than it takes to put on a pair of pants and think to go to the store). Maybe it’s because I have 0 patience or maybe is that if I want cupcakes I want them NOW but the fact that this yogurt cupcake recipe is fast fast fast makes my heart sing big time.
Another awesomely delicious thing about this yogurt cupcake recipe is that the cupcakes go great by themselves, and yes I just said that you can actually eat a cupcake without the frosting. That’s how good these yogurt cupcakes are. The top is slightly crunchy and the crumb is big.
The lemon juice and the tartness of the greek yogurt also give them a depth of flavor that’s pretty cool. They are fresh and bright and taste like sunshine and happiness. And if you make the yogurt cupcake recipe without the frosting I believe they can be somewhat considered healthy? I mean they are not going to win against kale but who wants to have kale for breakfast when you could have a yogurt cupcake packed with protein and made with very little sugars.
but if you want to go big (because go big or go home my friends) and just want to take the road to dreams then add that frosting!! Add it big, and pile it high and then just indulge in the fact that you are eating the best cupcakes in the whole world and they were actually made by you and that makes you pretty rad.
I mean this yogurt cupcake recipe goes to the next level of GET IN MY MOUTH NOW if you pair it with that fluffy strawberry frosting *grabbing a spoon to eat all the frosting*
And that frosting takes like 3 minutes to make so it’s not like you are adding a ton of work. You can actually whip up the frosting while your cupcakes are in the oven and become the master of time management and multitasking.
If you are feeling extra fancy you can also top them with a fresh berry, trust me, trust me that fresh berry on top makes you look like a total pastry chef. Necessary? not alt all ( I mean who needs more things when you have cupcakes + a pile of frosting the size of your head) Totally cool? You bet!
that berry on top is great to help disguise your piping mistakes. If you are not a frosting master just pipe it the best you can and then place a huge berry on top. Don’t have a pipping bag? Then just use a spoon to make the frosting and top it with a berry! You can check a great example of how it looks here. What I’m trying to say if that you are not sure how to pull this yogurt cupcake recipe off, rest assured that everything is going to look straight out of that posh bakery you are following on Instagram.
I pair this yogurt cupcake recipe with the strawberry frosting recipe for a OMG this is so delicious combo!
- ¾ Cup flour
- 1 Tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tsp vanilla
- 1 Egg
- ¾ Cups greek yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with 6 cupcake liners.
- In a bowl mix the butter and the sugar.
- Add the lemon, vanilla, baking powder and the egg and mix for 2 more minutes.
- In 2 additions add the greek yogurt and the flour alternating them.
- Mix until everything is well incorporated and there are no lumps left.
- Divide the batter between the 6 cupcake liners and take to the oven
- Bake for 15 minutes or until done.
- Take out of the oven and let them cool.
- Once they are no longer hot to the touch decorate them with the strawberry frosting.
What if your favorite spring treat? Share it in the comments! I would love to know!
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