Lemon Pie Filled Cupcakes

caramel apple pie cupcakesThese are scrumptious, filled cupcakes with a lemon pie filling or lemon pastry filling.  (We recommend lemon pastry filling.  A pastry filling is more concentrated, has more flavor, and a little pastry filling balances better in a cupcake.)  It’s topped with vanilla buttercream frosting.

The Cupcakes

Vanilla Bean Baby Cakes cake mix

1 tsp. lemon flavor

  1. Use our Vanilla Baby Cakes cake mix.  Mix and bake according to package directions.   Add lemon flavor.

The Filling

Lemon Pastry Filling or lemon pie filling

  1. Clip a corner on the two-pound pack of lemon filling and squeeze about 1/3 ounce through the top of each baked cupcake.  If you use lemon pie filling, load a pastry bag equipped with a star tip.

The Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla buttercream frosting mix


A buttercream recipe of your choice

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla flavor

  1. Make the frosting with butter, not shortening.  Add the vanilla flavor to taste.

How to Assemble Your Cupcakes

  1. After the cupcakes are baked, frost them with the vanilla buttercream frosting.
  2. Use the premade pastry filling or lemon pie filling and fill the cupcakes.  Press the end of the bag or a star tip through the frosting to the center of each cupcake and squeeze to deposit the filling.  As you pull the tip from the cupcake, put a little swirled of filling on top of the cup covering the hole. Garnish your filled cupcakes with graham cracker crumbs.