simple lemon zest muffins

Seriously, these are simple, which is what’s summer food should be about, yes? Zesting makes them full of lemon flavor. Don’t worry, zesting is easy! You don’t have to have a fancy tool, a cheese grater works well.


Ingredients for Zesty Lemon Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 and 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 lemons (for zest and juice)
  • 1 TSP lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 375F.  Line cupcake pan or add nonstick spray.

Add the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix well, slowly adding in eggs. Sift flour and baking powder then slowly mix in wet ingredients. Grate the zest from the lemons into the bowl. Make sure to zest gently to avoid the fruit pith (white).  Bake for 18-25 minutes or until firm (longer if you use a cake pan instead of muffins).

To add icing: Mix 3/4 cup powdered sugar with splash of lemon juice and milk. Warm over saucepan and drizzle over muffins.


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