Ginger Cupcakes with  Lemon Buttercream

Ginger cupcakes topped with fluffy lemon buttercream are perfect for any occasion.

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

 1 tsp. ground ginger

6 tbsp. butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup milk

Fluffy lemon buttercream piped onto cupcakes brushed with ginger simple syrup are perfect for any occasion.

In a small sauce pot, combine sugar, water and sliced ginger to make simple syrup. We will brush this on the baked cupcakes later.

In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. then add eggs.  Add half of the flour, then vanilla, milk and water, then remaining flour and mix until fully incorporated.

Scoop batter into cupcake liners, 2/3 full. Bake for approximately 18 minutes, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean.

Using a wooden skewer, poke 5 - 6 holes into cupcakes, then brush ginger simple syrup on cupcakes. Let it soak in for a few minutes before frosting.

Lemon buttercream ingredients:

8 tbsp. unsalted butter

3 tbsp. lemon juice

3 tbsp. milk

zest of 1 lemon

4 cups powdered sugar

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for buttercream. Beat on low speed until combined, then on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 - 4 minutes.

When completely cooled, frost with lemon buttercream and garnish with finely sliced candied ginger, if desired.

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