Lemon Cupcake & Pink sanding sugar


Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.

I made these fabulous cupcakes last week. I added sour cream to the batter to make them nice and moist, and inside the baked cupcakes you’ll find luscious lemon curd.

Top the cupcakes with Vanilla bean frosting and pink sanding sugar and they will be a delight both for the eye and for the tastebuds…


 Lemon Cupcake & Pink sanding sugar (yield: 24)

  • 1 cup (230 g) unsalted butter
  • 2  1/2 cup (550 g) regular sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste
  • 5 large eggs (separated)
  • 2  2/3 cups (350 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F (180 ˚C).

Line two cupcake trays with paper cases.

Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until fluffy, about 8 minutes.


Add all the egg yolks and beat for another 3 minutes.


Sift the flour, corn starch, salt and baking powder into a bowl, then repeat twice for extra added air.

Add the flour mixture and the sour cream to the batter and mix until just combined.



In a seperate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold into the batter.


Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full. I use an ice cream scoop for this.


Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes.


Leave to cool completely.


Fill the center of each cupcake with some lemon curd, you can find my recipe here.


Top with Vanilla Bean Frosting, you can find the recipe here.

PicMonkey Collage

Pink sanding sugar is easily made by adding a small drop of pink food coloring to a zip bag filled with some regular or granulated sugar. Use your hands to knead and shake the bag to distribute the color.

Use another color if you prefer.


Decorate these cupcakes with three swirls of the Vanilla bean frosting and roll them in the sanding sugar.


Baked with love…


Wishing you all a good day.

Hugs from me to you.






20 Comments on Lemon Cupcake & Pink sanding sugar

    • Manuela
      2013/08/11 at 10:17 (3 years ago)

      Tusen takk , så snilt av deg. god klem

  1. Mari
    2013/08/10 at 15:39 (3 years ago)

    Hvordan får jeg tak i et slikt forkle? Skulle så gjerne hatt et selv og kjøpt i julegave til et par venninner, men finner de ikke her på siden din:(
    Mvh Mari Fensgård

    • Manuela
      2013/08/11 at 10:16 (3 years ago)

      Hi Mari, den kommer til salg i mitten av september her på passion4baking.com det er min egen design av forkled kommer i både søt rosa og denne farge.

  2. Mari
    2013/08/11 at 11:34 (3 years ago)

    Flott!!! Gleder meg!! Vil ha begge to selv også! Så da må det bli to av hver farge!!!:):)

  3. Mary
    2013/08/12 at 21:44 (3 years ago)

    The recipe says 5 cups sugar, that can’t possibly be the case..? That’s a whole lot of sugar.

    • Manuela
      2013/08/16 at 13:50 (3 years ago)

      Hi, Mary. 🙂
      It’s suppose to be 2 cups of suger. Google translates it wrong sometimes. Next time use the conversioner in the sidebar. 🙂

  4. Natalie
    2013/08/14 at 11:19 (3 years ago)

    Såå söta cupcakes 🙂

    • Manuela
      2013/08/16 at 13:57 (3 years ago)

      Tusen takk, Natalie. 🙂

  5. Carol
    2013/08/14 at 20:10 (3 years ago)

    Hello, Manuela.
    I’m a 21 years brasilian girl and I love to cook. I’m in love with your website and I just wanted to congratulate you. Your recipies are truly lovely and yummy, I’ve tried a few and they got amazing.
    I’m anxious to do it a little more. I visited all of the pages and I’m very enchanted, congratulations again. You just got a new fan. I follow your page at Instagram too!
    Love, Carol
    *I don’t know how to write in norwegian, so I hope you understand my english and apologize me for any clerical error.

  6. Anniken:)
    2013/08/15 at 22:07 (3 years ago)

    Mmm, ser helt utrolig godt ut:D

    • Manuela
      2013/08/16 at 13:29 (3 years ago)

      Tusen takk, Anniken. 🙂

  7. Madame Edith
    2013/08/16 at 13:18 (3 years ago)

    Åh så söta, dem ser helt underbara ut!

    • Manuela
      2013/08/16 at 13:27 (3 years ago)

      Tusen takk, Edith. 🙂

  8. Bente
    2013/08/18 at 14:57 (3 years ago)

    Da må jeg nok bare ha slik forkle Manuela 🙂 kjempefint var det.

  9. Ida
    2013/08/26 at 21:47 (3 years ago)

    Hei manuela du er kjempe flink til og bake,jeg vil også bli så flink som det du er en gang.

  10. Ida
    2013/08/26 at 21:47 (3 years ago)

    Hei manuela du er kjempe flink til og bake,jeg vil også bli så flink som det du er en gang. 

  11. Viktoria
    2013/08/28 at 07:34 (3 years ago)

    Helt underbar blogg. Så vackra snygga och inbjudande bilder.
    Vad har du för kamera och fotar med? 
    Hur som, superläckert.

    Varmt välkommen in på min blogg med massa unika alster. Kort, LO, Sytt, Bakning mm. 


  12. Elluny
    2013/09/07 at 05:55 (3 years ago)

    LOok delicious…u r so superb…..love it very much..TQ for sharing


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