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Friday, April 10, 2015

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Spring is here and for me that means all thing lemon. I took these cupcakes over a friends house for Easter dinner and they loved them. As you all know I love anything with lemon in it and these cupcakes were no exception.

Excuse my absence from the blog for the past few weeks. A lot has been going on and I have not been able to dedicate as much time to the blog that I like. I still love every bit about blogging as well as commenting on other blogs and seeing food photography.

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes


1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
3 eggs  (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of lemon extract (depending on how strong you want the lemon flavor)1 1/4 cup milk ( I used 2%)

Lemon Frosting

Yield - Frosts 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2  teaspoon lemon extract
2 squirts Americolor lemon yellow gel food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners.

For the lemon cupcakes:

1. Allow butter and 3 eggs to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. In a medium sized bowl mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a stand mixer and paddle attachment beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add granulated sugar.
4. Add pure vanilla extract, lemon extract, and eggs one at a time. Beat for 1 minute on low speed after the addition of each egg.
5. Alternate adding the all-purpose flour mixture and milk.
6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
7. Let cupcakes cool in muffin cups for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffins cups and place on cooling rack until cooled completely.

For the lemon frosting:

1. In stand mixer using paddle attachment beat butter  on low to medium speed until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until blended.
3. Add pure vanilla extract and lemon extract.
4. Add gel food coloring

I hope that you all have had a great week so far and enjoy the weekend weather. 

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram or Twitter with #savorthebaking!

Savor The Baking,


  1. These look like they taste like SUNSHINE! Perfect.

    1. Thanks Jessie! I hope you have a great weekend. Sunshine is a good way to describe them.

  2. Mmmm I bet these are amazing. I love lemon anything!

  3. Oh these cupcakes are just beautiful!! And perfect for Spring!

  4. how perfectly spring-appropriate! i'll forever associate lemons with absolute refreshment. :)