Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by adding cupcake cup liners. Fill a small bowl with warm water and submerge eggs. This will bring the eggs to room temperature while you complete the next steps.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, then set aside.
Add eggs to butter/sugar mix, one at a time, blending thoroughly inbetween.
Add in Limoncello, then blend for 1 minute.
Slowly mix in dry ingredients and milk, alternating between the two until combined.
Finish by adding lemon juice and lemon zest, then blend for another 15-30 seconds.
Pour cupcake batter into prepared muffin tin, filling cups 3/4 full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Place muffin tin on a wire cooling rack to cool for 5-10 minutes, then pop cupcakes out and allow to finish cooling on the wire rack. Wait until cupcakes are completely cooled before applying the frosting. Note: If using cake flour, cupcakes will "shrink" slightly while cooling - this is okay.
For the Limoncello Cream Cheese Frosting
Use a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl) on high speed to beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy, roughly 2 minutes.
Drop speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Frosting may be and clumpy at this stage - that is okay.
Keeping speed on low, slowly beat in cream cheese. I'd recommend cutting the cream cheese into 4-5 pieces and mixing in one piece at a time.
Finally, add in the Limoncello. This frosting is very forgiving and easy to balance to your tastes. You can add up to 6 tablespoons of Lioncello (total) or up to 5 cups of powdered sugar (total) to get the flavor and consistency you'd like.
* Using cake flour gives these cupcakes a dense, cake-like texture. If you do not have cake flour or would rater a more traditional cupcake, substitute cake flour for 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
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