Venango County Recipe of the Day: Lemon Sparkle Cupcakes

| February 20, 2021

Make these delicious cupcakes as a special treat for your family!


2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup 2% milk
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel


1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


~Preheat oven to 350°.

~In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon peel.

~Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful over each cupcake.

~Bake 20 to 24 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

~Makes 15 cupcakes.

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