Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream Recipe

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Vegan Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Berry Filling and Lemon Buttercream
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  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line standard-size cupcake pans with 16 cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, melt the margarine in the microwave. Once melted, add in the can sugar, applesauce, soy milk, vanilla and lemon zest. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the wet mixture and whisk together until everything is evenly incorporated with few lumps remaining.
  3. Fill the liners three-quarters full and bake until golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. For the berry filling: In a small bowl, combine the fruit with the cane sugar and lemon zest.
  5. For the lemon buttercream: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the vegetable shortening and margarine until light and fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and lemon zest and continue to mix until it is fluffy.
  6. To assemble: Poke a hole in the center of each cupcake using the end of a wooden spoon or small offset spatula. Fill the hole completely with the fruit filling. Using a large round frosting tip, pipe a generous amount of lemon buttercream.
  7. This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1088.33 Kcal (4557 kJ)
Calories from fat 516.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57.34g 88%
Cholesterol 4.81mg 2%
Sodium 1095.2mg 46%
Potassium 1993.71mg 42%
Total Carbs 136.19g 45%
Sugars 78.65g 315%
Dietary Fiber 0.89g 4%
Protein 9.43g 19%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 110.1mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 436.97 Kcal (1830 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.02g 88%
Cholesterol 1.93mg 2%
Sodium 439.73mg 46%
Potassium 800.48mg 42%
Total Carbs 54.68g 45%
Sugars 31.58g 315%
Dietary Fiber 0.36g 4%
Protein 3.79g 19%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Calcium 44.2mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.4
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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