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Lemon Cupcakes

These are the easiest lemon cupcakes you will ever make. They are light, fluffy, and bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cupcakes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 126kcal



  • 1 box (15.25 oz) white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Lemon Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablsepoons milk
  • Zest of one lemon


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; beat on low 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the batter into the paper cups, filling them halfway. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes.
  • Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, combine all ingredients; beat until smooth.
  • Frost cupcakes with a piping bag.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.3mg