Easy Lemon Daisy Cupcakes
These Lemon Daisy Cupcakes take a shortcut on decorating by using marshmallows, sprinkles, and lemon candies. Perfect for any Spring occasion or holiday!
If I am asked to bring a dessert to a gathering I try to bring the most basic, simple dessert that is sure to impress. Most of what I do here is smoke and mirrors. Seriously- you can decorate these cupcakes in 15-20 minutes and it looks like you spent all day. That’s why I picked this recipe from McCormick to share with you today.
The only thing that would make these cupcakes even more incredible is if you hollowed out the centers and stuffed them with some lemon curd. You will have the crowd at your mercy.
I tinted about half of the frosting pink. You can find my 5 Minute Fancy Frosting Technique here. I decided to decorate about half of the cupcakes with the swirly frosting, and half topped off as daisies. The whole batch took me under 15 minutes to decorate.
Easy Lemon Daisy Cupcakes
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 Tablespoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 Cup butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons sour cream
- 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
- 16 oz powdered sugar
- 10 drops McCormick® Yellow Food Color
- 36-40 large marshmallows
- Lemon Drop candies, jelly beans, or dried pineapple slices
- Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding 1 tablespoon of the lemon extract. Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
- For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream and remaining 2 teaspoons lemon extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in food color until evenly tinted. Frost cooled cupcakes.
- To decorate cupcakes, cut each marshmallow crosswise into 5 slices. Sprinkle 1 side of each marshmallow slice with decorating sugar. Arrange 5 marshmallow petals on top of each cupcake to resemble a daisy, pressing the marshmallows into the frosting. Place jelly beans in the center of the petals. Garnish with sprinkles.
You can use dried fruit instead of candy for the centers. I had pineapple tidbits on hand and I thought they turned out very cute.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of McCormick. All opinions expressed are my own.
19 Comments on “Easy Lemon Daisy Cupcakes”
Katrina, Thank you so much it works like a charm :))
Great! Thanks for letting me know 🙂
Katrina, I would like to know if you have a tip on cutting the marshmallows, When I try cutting into 5 slices they just squish up & stick to the knife. Thank you….:))
Hi Kathy- you can try using clean/sanitized scissors and just cut them into 3 sections. Place the scissors in a glass of hot water every few times if the blades get sticky.
These are DARLING!!!!!!!
These are absolutely adorable! So perfect for Easter entertaining!
These are absolutely darling. I love that they take minutes to decorate.
I love the color yellow, I love cupcakes, and I LOVE lemon. I guess you could say these are my perfect cupcakes!
These cupcakes are seriously the cutest daisy cupcakes.
These cupcakes look super cute!
These are darling Katrina and lemon is my fav flavor for spring! Can’t wait to try them!
These are adorable!! I am in love with lemon this spring, and these sound so good!
Those cupcakes are so cute Katrina
What fun, gorgeous cupcakes Katrina!
These cupcakes are so adorable!!! Love!
These are SO cute.
These are adorable! Pinned.
They turned out SO cute!!! Love them!