Lemon Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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This Lemon Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe yields moist, light and springy Lemon Cupcakes made with Healthy Greek Yogurt and then frosted with Cream Cheese icing. These cupcakes are a perfect comfort dessert and look so amazing with a pop of lemon zest flecks peeking out of the cupcakes. You’re going to love every delectable bite of that sunshine-y, lemon-y cupcake. The frosting completes the overall look and goes well with the tartness almost tasting like cheesecake. Greek yogurt, lemons, and cream cheese are probably one of the most wonderful combinations for baking a perfect comfort dessert. This lemon dessert recipe is one of the most easy cupcake recipes to make.

Greek yogurt is wholesome and healthy and makes a perfect addition to baked goods including cake batters. The acidity in the Greek yogurt helps the cupcakes to rise with a nice dome on top. Greek yogurt is also a great substitute for butter and has a fair amount of protein and calcium as well. Greet yogurt probiotics promote a healthy functioning of digestive system. You’ll never be disappointed how tender the cupcakes come out of the oven because of adding this genius ingredient. Add citrus to this wonderful ingredient and you’re bound to bake some fine textured cake. Greek yogurt is a revelation to baking soft cakes for bakers around the world. More people are opting for Greek yogurt as their favorite baking ingredient, and it is gaining popularity in the baking field. There are a few good Greek yogurt brands to choose from just in case you’re wondering what the best Greek yogurt brand is. Always read the nutrition labels and choose a Greek yogurt brand with no added sugar. You can either choose a low-fat or full-fat Greek yogurt brand. The best Greek yogurt brand has to say low in sugar. Oikos and Dannon are good Greek yogurt brands you can buy.

In this recipe, you can refrigerate the cream cheese frosting before you can use it for about 45 minutes just to stiffen it up. This will help in creating a perfect icing decoration on the cupcakes. Keep in mind not to leave it in the refrigerator for too long or it will become hard. If you’re not a big fan of powdered sugar based frosting, you can always make white chocolate Swiss buttercream style of frosting that will go well with these lemon cupcakes. Try using a swiss meringue cream cheese for a fancy look. To create the yellow swirls on top of the icing, you can use yellow sanding sugar or simply sprinkle the cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles. Either way, these cupcakes define elegance and style. Thank you to Allie at the ‘Baking A Moment’ food blog for sharing this comfort dessert, Lemon Lemon Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe with us. Check out her website for more interesting, easy cupcake recipes. Your family is going to love devouring these bursts of lemon sunshine. Make these lemon goodies today!

Nutrition Facts for: Lemon Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Baking A Moment
Ingredients: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, cake flour, baking powder, kosher salt, lemon zest, unsalted butter, eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, fresh lemon juice,cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 18 standard size cupcake servings.* Per Serving: Calories 108, Calories from Fat 28, Total Fat 3.1g 5%, Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%, Cholesterol 10mg 3%, Sodium 20mg 1%, Potassium 25mg 1%, Carbohydrates 19.2g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 13.5g, Protein 1.3g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 1%, Iron 2%

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