You are here: Home » Recipes » Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Lemon White Chocolate Cream Cheese Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Curd and Lemon White Chocolate Cream Cheese Recipe by Maggie Mefford Watte Yield <p>24</p> servings PrintEmail Ingredients 2 1/3 cups flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, room temperature3 whole lemons, zested1 1/4 cups sugar3 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla2/3 cup milk, room temperature1 cup lemon juice2 whole lemons, zested2 1/2 cups sugar8 large eggs2 large egg yolks1/2 cup butter8 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled1/4 cup butter8 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature2 whole lemons, zested2-3 teaspoons lemon juice10-12 cups powdered sugar Instructions Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place liners in 24 cup muffin pans. Place the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, whisk until combined well. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar and zest and cream until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time; blend well between each addition. Combine milk and vanilla in a measuring cup. Add the flour alternately with the milk mixture until just combines. Fill the muffin tins 2/3 full with batter. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans 5 minutes and then remove from tins and transfer to rack to cool completely. Lemon Curd: Combine first 5 ingredients in a heat proof bowl and whisk to combine. Place bowl over saucepan with simmering water. Do not allow water to touch bottom of bowl . Stir until mixture is thick , remove from heat and stir in butter which has been cut into pieces. Allow to cool and store refrigerated in airtight container. Lemon White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine the butter, cooled chocolate and cream cheese and beat until fluffy. Add the lemon juice and enough powdered sugar to achieve the correct consistency. Using an apple corer, core out the center of each cooled cupcake. Filled the centers with lemon curd using a pastry bag. Fill another pastry bag fitted with a plain tip with frosting and pipe on top of cupcakes. Using a small spoon make a divot in the center of each frosted cupcake and spoon a small amount of lemon curd in it.