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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars
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"The best lemon cupcake topped with a sweet lemon frosting."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 cupcakes)

Directions

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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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 11.8 35.6 3.2 60 162 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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

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

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...

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,...

The dough turned out great. I love that u can smell the lemon as well as taste it, I gave half of the sugar they put here and it was still way too sweet for me (so you can imagine putting the ac...

Delicious lemon cupcake with just the right amount of flavour and sweetness, with an AMAZING lemon frosting! I added some extra lemon extract to the frosting and everything turned out absolutely...

I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. Lemon flavor is a pleasant change from vanilla and chocolate.

This recipe/dish was fantastic and went very quickly!!! Everyone (family and/or friends) enjoyed this dessert meal – the only complaint was that no one could get seconds. I allow for seconds ...

The cupcake itself is a five, the frosting is a three.