Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting


These moist Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting are completely delicate and fluffy with great taste!

Lemon desserts are at all times a well-liked selection within the spring and summer time months, and this recipe is our new go-to for lemon cupcakes! You’ll love them.

Do not miss our different current cupcake recipes, together with our vanilla cupcakes, margarita cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, and extra!

Lemon Cupcakes topped with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, on a white cake pedestal

Desk of Contents

Why we Love these Cupcakes

  • They’re extremely moist and delicate with tender crumb
  • Topped with Creamy Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Excellent for spring and summer time birthdays, showers, potlucks, or simply as a result of
  • Assured to please the lemon lovers in your life
Lemon Cupcakes on a white pedestal

The way to Make Lemon Cupcakes

This recipe is predicated partially on our Lemon Buttermilk Cake Recipe which we love!

You will discover the complete, printable recipe card additional down on this put up. Here’s a fast rundown of our steps!

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and zest for 30 seconds. Put aside
Bowl of dry ingredients with whisk
  • In one other bowl, add the buttermilk, vegetable oil and lemon extract and lemon juice. Put aside.
  • Within the bowl of your electrical mixer, add the butter and blend at medium pace till easy. If utilizing a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment. Steadily add the sugar and proceed to combine on medium pace for 3 to five minutes till lightened in coloration and fluffy.
Creaming Butter and Sugar with paddle attachment of stand mixer
  • Add the room temperature eggs one by one mixing after every till the yellow of the yolk is mixed.
  • With the mixer on low pace, alternately add the cake flour combination and buttermilk combination, starting and ending with the dry substances (3 additions of dry substances and a couple of of liquid).
  • Combine simply till included. Watch out to not over-mix.
  • Scoop about ¼ cup bake batter into every cupcake liner (within the cupcake pans)
Lemon Cupcake Batter in pans
  • Bake at 350 levels for 16 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the middle comes out clear or with simply few crumbs connected. Take away instantly from the pans to forestall over-baking.
Freshly Baked Lemon Cupcakes in a cupcake pan on a cooling rack

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

There are various frostings that will style superb with lemon cupcakes (from strawberry frosting to coconut frosting, lemon buttercream, and extra).

At the moment, we have chosen our Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting- it’s one in every of our favorites! This easy and creamy frosting is so easy to make and tastes superb.

It’s a easy mixture of softened cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, lemon extract, and lemon juice.

Bowl of Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Adorning the Cupcakes

Embellish the cooled cupcakes nonetheless you want! We used a big French piping tip 869.

When frosting cupcakes on this method, merely hover over the floor of the cupcake holding the piping bag vertically. As you pipe, the frosting will fan out to cowl the highest.

So fairly and easy!

Piping lemon cream cheese frosting onto the cupcakes

We topped the cupcakes with small slices of recent lemon.

Lemon Cupcakes on white cake pedestal, topped with small slices of fresh lemon
Overhead view of Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting, topped with lemon slices

Incessantly Requested Questions

Can Lemon Cupcakes be Frozen?

Sure! These cupcakes may be frozen for as much as three months. We favor to freeze the cupcakes earlier than frosting. Bake the cupcakes, enable them to chill, then line them up on a cake board.

Cowl the tops of the cupcakes with a sheet or two of plastic wrap, adopted by a tightly wrapped layer of aluminum foil. Into the freezer they go!

Thaw (nonetheless wrapped) in a single day within the fridge, then unwrap and convey to room temperature the following day. Frost as regular.

Ought to These Cupcakes be Refrigerated?

Sure, these lemon cupcakes needs to be refrigerated due to the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

For finest taste and texture, take away the cupcakes 1-2 hours earlier than serving. It will enable the cupcakes time to heat and soften.

How Many Cupcakes Does this Recipe Make?

This recipe makes 32 cupcakes

Extra Lemon Cake Recipes

We have made many Lemon Cake recipes through the years! Listed here are just some of our favorites:

Collage of Lemon Cakes and Frosting!

Lemon Velvet Cake

Lemon Cake from Scratch

Lemonade Cake

Lemon Coconut Cake

Benefit from the Recipe!

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Hold these cupcakes in thoughts for summer time events, birthdays, child showers, and extra!

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting on white pedestal

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

For the Lemon Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels, add paper cupcake liners to cupcake pan(s)

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and zest for 30 seconds. Put aside

  • In one other bowl, add the buttermilk, oil and lemon extract and lemon juice. Put aside..

  • Within the bowl of your mixer, add the butter and blend at medium pace till easy. Steadily add the sugar and proceed to combine on medium pace for 3 to five minutes till lightened in coloration and fluffy.

  • Add the eggs one by one, mixing after every till the yellow of the yolk has blended.

  • With the mixer on low pace, alternately add the flour combination and buttermilk combination, starting and ending with the dry substances (3 additions of dry substances and a couple of of liquid).

  • Combine simply till included. Watch out to not over-mix.

  • Scoop about ¼ cup bake batter into every cupcake liner (within the cupcake pans)

  • Bake at 350 levels for 15-18 minutes or till a toothpick inserted within the middle comes out clear or with simply few crumbs connected. Take away instantly from the pans to forestall over-baking. Baking occasions can differ relying on pan & oven- verify at quarter-hour to be on the secure aspect.

  • Makes 32 cupcakes

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add the softened butter to the bowl of your mixer, combine till easy.

  • Reduce the softened cream cheese into items and add to the butter, mixing till blended.

  • Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. 1 teaspoon lemon extract, for a stronger lemon taste.

  • Steadily add powdered sugar and beat till properly blended.

  • This frosting will pipe finest if used whereas nonetheless chilled. You can also make it prematurely, refrigerate and when prepared to make use of let it soften barely and remix. Don’t microwave to melt. If the frosting turns into too delicate whereas utilizing simply refrigerate the piping bag or bowl for a short time to agency it up.

Substitute for Buttermilk: No Buttermilk? Here’s a substitution: To a measuring cup, add 1 Tablespoon plus one teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice. Add milk to the 1 ¼ c. mark, stir. Wait 5 minutes and it is able to use.
Substitution for Cake Flour: Utilizing all goal flour (plain in UK) to make Cake Flour: For every cup of flour in a recipe, take away 2 Tablespoons of flour and substitute with 2 Tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour within the UK). This recipe has 3 cups of flour so you’ll measure out 3 cups of all goal flour, take away 6 Tablespoons and substitute with 6 Tablespoons cornstarch, whisk to mix
Recipe makes roughly 7 ½ cups batter.

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