Lemon Cupcake Recipes

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Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.42 stars
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.

One Bowl Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 3.93 stars
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 Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

Rating: 4.46 stars
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

Rating: 4.47 stars
The best lemon cupcake topped with a sweet lemon frosting.

Lemon-Filled Cupcakes

Rating: 4.76 stars
My family requests that I make these cupcakes every time I come home. For all lemon lovers!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.54 stars
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 Coconut Cupcakes

Rating: 4.26 stars
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.

Lemon-Lime Cupcakes

Rating: 4.09 stars
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

Rating: 4.07 stars
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.

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars
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!

Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars
Glazing these blueberry cupcakes as they bake gives them an interesting crunch!

Gluten-Free Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 4.36 stars
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!

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Raspberry-Lemon Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated
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.
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated
Delicious cupcakes made with white cake mix and pink lemonade! Decorate with lemon slice candies or your other favorite cupcake decorations!

Gluten-Free Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

Rating: 3.78 stars

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.