Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Butter Cream Frosting

Even though it doesn’t feel much like summer today, I know its on the way. With the pending arrival of the warm weather, I have been getting ready with all the summery flavors. While there are quite a few flavors that taste like summer, nothing tops citrus, lemon to be exact.

Today’s recipe is my favorite lemon cupcakes! I have also made this in cake form, with just a few little changes and it is amazing. I might have to write up that recipe up soon as well. The lemon is quite light in the cupcakes themselves, but it really shines through in the frosting.DSC_0054DSC_0064

Lemon Cupcakes 

  • 2 Sticks Butter softened
  • 2  Cups Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  •  Zest from 5 lemons
  • 1/4 Cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Lemon Butter Cream Frosting 

  • 6 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Cream
  1. Preheat your oven to 350f, and place your cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until they are slightly fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing lightly between each addition. Add the lemon zest.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, the buttermilk, lemon juice, and vanilla to the butter mixture. Mix well.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. For the frosting, beat the butter and shortening.
  7. Add in the lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Start out with 2 tablespoons of cream, and add more as needed.
  8. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, decorate as you wish!

I used a large star icing tip, and piped on a simple swirl, and decorated with Pretty As A Peach sprinkle medeley from Sweetapolita. 


There you have it! These are so light and fresh tasting perfect for any occation.

What is your favorite flavor for summer?


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Published by asparkleofgrace

22-year-old Beauty & Lifestyle blogger.

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