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Homemade Lemon Cupcakes

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes are simply a pop of fresh citrus flavor! Perfect for Easter, spring & summer parties. Such a pretty dessert treat!

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes

Oh, do I have a treat for you today! How do Homemade Lemon Cupcakes sound? Yes, from scratch! Whipped up in your very own kitchen! Don’t be intimidated, this recipe is easier than you think!

I think you’ll agree there’s nothing tastier than a homemade treat! We all use off-the-shelf store-bought mixes from time to time, they are time savers, there’s no doubt about it. But, when you have the extra time, homemade is the way to go.

Lemon is such a fantastic cupcake flavor too! Just tart enough, but also a touch sweet. You can top it with a simple buttercream frosting or make a scrumptious Raspberry Buttercream Frosting to adorn these beauties. 

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The extra effort involved in making both the Homemade Lemon Cupcakes and the from-scratch Raspberry Buttercream Frosting will impress even the fussiest diners. Get your cake stand out because you’ll want to display these front and center at your next party or holiday gathering. 

Of course, you can frost the Homemade Lemon Cupcakes with your favorite frosting of choice, such as lemon, vanilla, or cream cheese. The lemon flavor will shine through beautifully. 

What ingredients do you need to make Homemade Lemon Cupcakes?

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Juice & Zest
  • Milk

Simple steps for making Homemade Lemon Cupcakes:

In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in eggs, one at a time.

Mix in vanilla extract, zest of lemon, and lemon juice.

Alternately add in the flour mixture and milk about half at a time, beating just until blended

Using a scoop, divide the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about two-thirds full.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes and place them on a wire baking rack. Cool completely prior to frosting.

To find the Raspberry Buttercream Frosting recipe as shown in pictures: CLICK HERE

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Yield: 18-24 cupcakes

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes
Homemade Lemon Cupcakes are simply a pop of fresh citrus flavor! Perfect for Easter, spring & summer parties. Such a pretty dessert treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
  2. Prepare a muffin pan by using cupcake liners.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  6. Mix in vanilla extract, zest of lemon, and lemon juice.
  7. Alternately add in the flour mixture and milk about half at a time, beating just until blended
  8. Using a scoop, divide the batter into the cupcake liners, filling about two-thirds full.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  10. Remove cupcakes and place them on a wire baking rack. Cool completely prior to frosting.

Notes

Lemon juice will depend on the size of your lemon, approximately 4 Tablespoons are used.

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