It has been far too long since my last update... I have been making lots of summery goodies lately, these were especially well-received, so I thought I'd post them here.
I used the Lemon Vanilla Cupcakes recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World (or, just use your favorite vegan vanilla cupcake recipe and add the zest of 1(organic!) lemon and 1/2 tsp of lemon extract. The extract is a nice touch but totally not necessary (and I recommend using 1/2 tsp, not a tsp as the recipe calls for).
For frosting, I just used my favorite vegan buttercream recipe (I'll post it shortly!), adding in about a 1/3 cup raspberry puree (blend raspberries, strain out the seeds) and 2 tbsp Cointreau (or other raspberry liquor).
As you can see, I topped them with more fresh raspberries (yum!) and some vegan colored sugar (from India Tree).
These were so pretty I had to take more pics...