Indulge in the citrusy goodness of these delightful Lemon Cupcakes! These moist and fluffy cupcakes are bursting with lemon flavor and are perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or just craving a sweet treat, these Lemon Cupcakes are sure to impress.

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 2 lemons
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat your 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 mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, until just combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, frost the cupcakes with your favorite frosting and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 200 || Carbohydrates: 28g || Protein: 2g || Fat: 9g || Saturated Fat: 5g || Cholesterol: 55mg || Sodium: 120mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 17g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The bright and zesty flavor of the lemon really shines through in these cupcakes.
  2. They’re incredibly moist and have the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
  3. The cupcakes are easy to make and are great for both beginner and experienced bakers.
  4. They make a beautiful presentation and are sure to impress any guests.
  5. These Lemon Cupcakes are versatile and can be enjoyed for any occasion, from birthdays to bridal showers.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can lead to dense and tough cupcakes.
  2. Make sure to properly measure your flour using the spoon and level method to avoid dry cupcakes.
  3. Do not skip the lemon zest and juice, as they are essential for achieving that bold lemon flavor.
  4. Be careful not to overbake the cupcakes, as they can dry out quickly.
  5. Ensure that your ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to achieve a smooth batter.

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