lemon cupcake recipe

Homemade Lemon Cupcake Recipe

Looking for a delicious lemon cupcakes recipe? This lemon cupcake recipe is packed with lemon flavor. It is moist and delicious and the perfect lemon cupcake recipe.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword lemon cupcake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 30 cupcakes
Calories 223548kcal


  • ½ c. frozen lemonade concentrate thawed
  • 18 ¼ oz. white cake mix
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 3 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 T. lemon zest
  • 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
  • ½ c. butter softened
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 16 oz. powdered sugar
  • lemon drops Optional garnish:


  • Combine lemonade concentrate, cake mix, sour cream, 3 oz. of cream cheese, eggs and lemon zest in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer at low speed for 3 minutes.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups ⅔ full.
  • Bake at 350° for 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; place on wire racks to cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat together the 8 oz. package of cream cheese and butter until smooth. Blend in vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
  • Pipe frosting on cooled cupcakes; garnish with crushed lemon drops (optional).


Calories: 223548kcal | Carbohydrates: 19131g | Protein: 1042g | Fat: 249g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 10193mg | Potassium: 205377mg | Fiber: 7066g | Sugar: 11237g | Vitamin A: 33640IU | Vitamin C: 86000.6mg | Calcium: 96726mg | Iron: 613.8mg