Lemon Cupcake Recipes

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Lemon Cupcakes

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Here is a recipe I use for beautifully delicious lemon cupcakes. Ideally, you'd use buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, but I tried these with Lemon Cream Icing for a less buttery icing, and they were perfect! These cupcakes are truly lighter than air and will melt in your mouth.

Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

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A simple from-scratch lemon cupcake has blackberry buttercream frosting. This cupcake is a refreshing hit! Garnish each cupcake with a blackberry or a pinch of lemon zest.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

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The best lemon cupcake topped with a sweet lemon frosting.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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The classic carrot cake in a smaller cupcake form. Topped with a lemony cream cheese frosting, they make a special treat for Easter celebrations, bake sales, backyard cookouts and potlucks.
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Lemon-Filled Cupcakes

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My family requests that I make these cupcakes every time I come home. For all lemon lovers!

Lemon Coconut Cupcakes

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This is a great cupcake recipe that I created. Lemon and coconut together is such a great combo. If you want, you can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest in the frosting, for lime coconut cupcakes instead. You can also add no zest at all to make regular coconut cupcakes.

One Bowl Lemon Cupcakes

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I am a huge fan of 'One Bowl Chocolate Cake' by Allrecipes user 'shirleyo' on Allrecipes! I was determined to create a new cake flavor just as moist, fluffy, and homemade. These lemon cupcakes are contest-winning fluffy and moist deliciousness!

Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

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This is one of the hundreds of cupcake recipes that I make homemade for my cupcake business. It's a light lemon and lime cupcake.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Cream Cheese Icing

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This was an experiment gone amazing! My seven-year-old and I baked these and agree that they are the best cupcakes. It's a simple strawberry cake mix with a little extra zest.

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

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Delicious and moist, these gluten-free lemon cupcakes come out tasting better than if they were made with regular flour. Frost with raspberry buttercream or your favorite frosting for a perfect and satisfying gluten-free treat!

Raspberry-Lemon Cupcakes

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These raspberry-lemon cupcakes are not too sweet with just the right amount of tartness. I used frozen raspberries but feel to use fresh raspberries. Easy to make and ready in less than 40 minutes.

Frosted Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

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Refreshing and wonderful for summer, these lemony treats are easy and sure to please. This is the easy version. You can find some made from scratch elsewhere on the internet. I colored half the icing yellow and half pink.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

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Fresh raspberries, paired with plenty of lemony flavor, make for an awesome summertime cupcake! This recipe makes a lot of frosting---plenty to generously frost 15 cupcakes and then some--but it freezes well, and would make a great sugar cookie topping too!

Gluten-Free Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

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We sell out of these in hours at our gluten-free bakery! Light, lemony and super moist, these cupcakes are sure to please! For the best taste, use organic ricotta and eggs! Check label to be sure lemon curd is gluten-free.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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Everyone will adore these cute Easter bunny cupcakes with marshmallow ears. The cupcakes have a lovely lemony flavor and the bunnies are easy to make. Perfect for Easter brunch or as an addition in your kids' Easter nests.