Triple Citrus Cupcakes


Lemon, lime and orange make these cupcakes triple delicious!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
24 cupcakes



  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups sugar

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup Mazola® Corn Oil

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice, or as needed


  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix cream cheese, butter, sugar, orange peel and vanilla using an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in oil and milk. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to orange mixture beating just until mixed. Portion into paper lined muffin tins; fill cups 2/3 full.

  2. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers of cupcake comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove warm cakes from pan and finish cooling on wire rack (a minimum of 30 minutes). Frost cupcakes when cool.

  3. Frosting: Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer, until frosting is of desired spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
12g Fat
34g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 42mg 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.