5 from 1 vote
Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Cupcakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Light lemony cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, dessert, lemon, lemon cupcakes, lemon dessert recipe, lemon recipes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.

  2. Mix in sugar until mixture is light and fluffy.

  3. Mix in eggs.

  4. Mix in zest, juice and vanilla

  5. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

  6. Mix in half the flour mixture into the butter mixture

  7. Mix in milk.

  8. Add remaining flour. Stir just until combined.

  9. Pour into paper lined cupcake pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-17 minutes. 

  10. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cupcakes continue cooling on a baking rack. 

  1. Cut small amount from top of cupcake. Fill with lemon curd. Top with buttercream frosting. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.