These lemon cupcakes are the perfect treat for any citrus lover. The light and fluffy texture paired with the zesty lemon flavor make these cupcakes a delightful treat for any occasion. With just the right amount of sweetness, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Plus, they are easy to make and can be whipped up in no time!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Serves: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk, until just combined.
  6. Fold in the lemon zest and lemon juice until evenly distributed.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once cooled, frost with your favorite lemon frosting and garnish with additional lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 220 || Fat: 9g || Carbohydrates: 32g || Protein: 3g || Fiber: 1g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The bright and fresh lemon flavor adds a burst of citrus to each bite.
  2. The cupcakes have the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
  3. They are easy to make and great for any occasion.
  4. The light and fluffy texture makes them irresistible.
  5. They are a crowd-pleaser and always receive rave reviews.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can result in dense cupcakes.
  2. Be careful not to overbake the cupcakes, as they can dry out quickly.
  3. Make sure to use fresh lemon juice and zest for the best flavor.
  4. Don’t skip the step of creaming the butter and sugar together, as this helps create a light and fluffy texture.
  5. Ensure the cupcakes are completely cooled before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.

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