Lemon Cupcakes Recipe With Lemon Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes Recipe — Easy and moist lemon cupcakes topped with lemon flavor frosting and garnished with lemon wedges for a delicious citrus pairing!

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This post is sponsored by Maytag. All opinions are my own.

There are a few things in life that always bring me joy, and two of those happen to be freshly baked cupcakes and a happy kitchen. We’ve partnered with Maytag to bring you both.

After renovating the garage apartment kitchen with all new Maytag® kitchen appliances, it’s high time to enjoy some baking!

Since every Maytag® appliance is backed by a decade of dependability with a 10-year limited parts warranty*, we have a long road of enjoying sweets ahead of us!…

photo of our Maytag oven by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

 

To make lemon cupcakes, you’ll need measuring cups, an electric mixer, and a spatula or piping bag for icing your cupcakes. Most importantly though, the perfect baking companions are Maytag® kitchen appliances!

With the Maytag® Top Control Dishwasher with Third Level Rack and Dual Power Filtration, you can skip soaking, scrubbing, and pre-rinsing with Maytag engineering that puts an end to pre-work.

It features industry-exclusive Dual Power Filtration which combines 100% micro-filtration and a 4-blade stainless steel chopper to filter out then disintegrate any food in its path.

Plus you can put more than utensils in the Maytag® 3rd Level Rack. With a specialized wash zone and room for mugs and bowls, this distinct design brings more loading space and cleaning power straight to the top of the dishwasher.

photo of our top drawer of our Maytag dishwasher by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

We’re also loving our new Maytag® Electric Range with True Convection. It has Power Preheat, which helps you start baking sooner, while true convection with a third heating element lets you bake and enjoy your cupcakes faster!

photo of the lemon cupcakes in the oven by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

And of course, you’ll need the perfect recipes for trying out your new appliances. For our lemon cupcakes, here’s what you’ll need…

Ingredients Needed To Make Lemon Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour — If using all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter — Softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or 1/2 tablespoon of lemon extract

Ingredients Needed To Make Lemon Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice or 1/2 tablespoon of lemon extract
  • Mint sprig and lemon wedges — For garnishing

photo of the lemon cupcakes being garnished in the kitchen by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

photos of how to make lemon cupcakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How to Make Lemon Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and fill your cupcake pan with liners.

In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time before adding the next.

Combine the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt in a separate small bowl.

Slowly fold in the flour and baking powder in the mixer. Slowly alternate in with half the milk and half the lemon juice combination. Scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition. Continue until the flour, milk, and lemon juice combination are fully combined with the whisked eggs.

photos of the lemon cupcakes being put into the oven by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Once the batter is fully mixed, spoon it into the cupcake liners until each one is 3/4 full

Bake for 17-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake that comes out clean will indicate that the cupcakes are done.

Then, remove the cupcake pan and let them cool completely on a cooling rack. Make sure that the cupcakes are at room temperature before icing, or the icing will melt!

close up photo of the lemon cupcakes with lemon flavor frosting by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

photo of the lemon cupcakes on a cake stand by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Make Lemon Frosting Recipe

In a medium bowl, mix the heavy cream with an electric mixer on low until it begins to thicken. Then, slowly add the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until fully combined.

Once you’ve added all of the ingredients into the mixer, increase the speed and whisk until the icing forms soft peaks. This should take about 5 minutes or so.

Spread or pipe your finished icing onto the room temperature cupcakes and freeze or refrigerate any extra. 

Add a small mint sprig and a fresh lemon wedge for garnishing, or even sprinkles!

photo of how to make citrus flavorful cupcakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

How To Store Lemon Cupcakes

Store the cupcakes at room temperature in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 2 days.

We highly recommend that you finish your cupcakes by then since keeping them in the refrigerator will cause them to dry out and lose their moisture.

You can then store your frosted cupcakes in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

photo of lemon wedges and mint sprigs on lemon cupcakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

photo of easy homemade cupcakes by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Be sure to share the love with your lemon cupcakes recipe, too! If you have any questions about substitutions, let us know in the comments below…

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Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting Recipe

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5 from 8 votes
Easy and moist lemon cupcakes topped with lemon flavor frosting and garnished with lemon wedges for a delicious citrus pairing!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Cupcakes

Equipment

  • Cupcake pan with liners
  • Hand or stand electric mixer
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Spatula or pipping bag

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour if using all-purpose flour, add 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or 1/2 tbsp of lemon extract

For the frosting:

  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or 1/2 tablespoon of lemon extract
  • Mint sprig and lemon wedges for garnishing

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 876IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12
Calories: 373kcal

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and fill your cupcake pan with liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time before adding the next.
  • Combine the vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt in a separate small bowl.
  • Slowly fold in the self rising flour (and baking powder if using all purpose flour instead) in the mixer. Slowly alternate in with half the milk and half the lemon juice combination. Scrape down the sides of the bowl between each addition. Continue until the flour, milk, and lemon juice combination are fully combined with the whisked eggs.
  • Once the batter is fully mixed, spoon it into the cupcake liners until each one is 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake that comes out clean will indicated that the cupcakes are done.
  • Remove the cupcake pan and let them cool completely on a cooling rack. Make sure that the cupcakes are at room temperature before icing or the icing will melt!

To make the frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, mix the heavy cream with an electric mixer on low until it begins to thicken. Then, slowly add the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until fully combined.
  • Once you've added all of the ingredients into the mixer, increase the speed and whisk until the icing forms soft peaks. This should take about 5 minutes or so.
  • Spread or pipe your finished icing onto the room temperature cupcakes and freeze or refrigerate any extra. 
  • Add a small mint sprig and a fresh lemon wedge for garnishing, or even sprinkles!
KEYWORD: cupcakes, frosting, lemon, sugar and cloth

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8 thoughts on “Lemon Cupcakes Recipe With Lemon Frosting”

  1. Whipped up a batch of these for dessert tonight and they did not disappoint! So light and refreshing; exactly what I needed to cure my sweet tooth!5 stars

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