Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting


"The best lemon cupcake topped with a sweet lemon frosting."
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30 m servings 262 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.6g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 162 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Beat white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, eggs, and 2 teaspoons lemon extract together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add baking powder and salt and beat until smooth. Slowly mix flour, alternating with cold milk, into butter mixture until batter is just mixed. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Beat 3 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons lemon extract, and milk together until smooth. Beat confectioners' sugar into butter mixture until desired consistency is reached; spread onto cupcakes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can easily substitute any extract you like to both the batter and the frosting.
  • Add food coloring to the frosting if you want it too look "lemony."

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Fantastic! Super easy, fantastic lemon flavour. I sent a dozen to my sons preschool and everyone loved them, my son asked if we could make them the next day. I am not a decorator at all, hence...

it turned out much better than I was expecting. It was a little too sweet.

I am new to baking. I loved this recipe...it was a lot simpler then a lot I was finding. It seems a little dense...trying to figure out how to fix that next time...I did not find them too sweet,...

Made these twice. The first time as written, the second time I doubled the lemon and doubled the frosting. I made these as both mini and normal size cupcakes and I think the mini's taste much be...

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