Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

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The best lemon cupcake topped with a sweet lemon frosting.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • ¾ cup white sugar, or more to taste

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup cold milk

Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

  • 1 teaspoon milk, or more as needed

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, or more as needed

Directions

  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."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 3g
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* 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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