After I made my ultra-decadent Strawberry Cupcakes, I wanted to make another version that was a little more healthy. You’re probably thinking that healthy cupcakes is an oxymoron but I am happy to tell you that it’s not!
I found an amazing recipe in the Flat Belly Diet cookbook (which, by the way, is a REALLY great cookbook) for Lemon Cupcakes with Citrus Icing. Not only are these cupcakes very healthy, they are also extremely moist and delicious.
The lemon cake, though comprised of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract, is surprisingly not too tart or sweet. It literally is the perfect balance of citrus flavors. On top of that, the icing is made with fresh-squeezed orange juice. Who knew you could find Vitamin C in a cupcake?
Oh and I can’t believe I forgot to mention the best part: they are SO easy to make. All you need is a few bowls and a good whisk. In fact, I just may make them again right now. I love lemony, citrus flavors this time of year.