Pucker up. Lemon buttercream with lemon zest and lemon cake.
Cupcake batter for this particular #cupcakethursday was a boxed mix. I tend to gravitate towards Duncan Hines for cake mixes, in a time crunch this is the way to go.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Lemon zest and nonpareil for garnish
Beat butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes, depending on desired consistency). Add vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until combined.