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Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

Delicious Lemon Cupcakes

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  • Makes: 30 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 18 mins

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  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 8 - ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Line thirty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture and sour cream alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. (The batter will be thick.) Stir in lemon peel.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup.* Bake in the preheated oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Makes 30 cupcakes.


  • *Test Kitchen Tip: If all of the cupcakes do not fit in the oven at one time, refrigerate the remaining cupcakes while the first ones bake.

Lemon Frosting


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • Milk (2 to 3 teaspoons, if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel


  1. To make lemon frosting, in a medium bowl, beat butter with 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Gradually beat in additional 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in enough additional milk (2 to 3 teaspoons) to make of spreading consistency. Stir in shredded lemon peel.

Nutrition Facts

(Delicious Lemon Cupcakes)

Servings Per Recipe 30, fiber (g) 0, Other Carb () 2, cal. (kcal) 229, sodium (mg) 201, Fat () 2, pro. (g) 3, Fat, total (g) 12, carb. (g) 29, sat. fat (g) 7, chol. (mg) 49

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