​​These light and delicious Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes are loaded with lemon flavor. The cupcakes are topped with lemon buttercream frosting for a delightful treat.

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Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes have fresh berries, fresh lemon juice and so much more. It makes each bite so decadent. It is an easy cupcake recipe but they look so pretty. If you are looking for the Best Lemon desserts, you are going to love these lemon cupcakes.

I also like to make Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes, Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and Pink Velvet Cupcakes for another great cupcake.

Why we love this recipe

  • Easy to follow directions. The recipe is very simple for such amazing cupcakes.
  • Fresh lemon flavor. The lemon flavor is fabulous in these cupcakes.
  • Decadent frosting. The homemade frosting definitely takes the recipe to the next level.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Lemon raspberry cupcakes: flour, butter,sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon uice, lemon zest, milk, sour cream, raspberries, lemon juice, butter and powdered sugar.

Cupcakes

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs 
  • vanilla extract
  • Lemon Juice (fresh) 
  • lemon zest
  • whole milk
  • sour cream

Frosting

  • raspberries
  • lemon Juice 
  • salted butter
  • powdered sugar

For Serving

  • Raspberries 
  • Lemon Slices 

You can find the complete ingredient list a the bottom of this post.

Lemon raspberry cupcakes on platter.

How to make lemon cupcakes with raspberry frosting

  • Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. 
Mixing bowl with butter and sugar.

Step 2. Use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.  

Mixing bowl with eggs and sour cream added.

Step 3. Next, add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest mix until combined. 

Flour in a separate mixing bowl.

Step 4. Get out a separate bowl. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside. Then in a different bowl, whisk together the milk and lemon juice.  

Cupcakes baked and cooling in muffin tin.

Step 5. Combine the wet ingredients and dry ingredients. Pour the batter into the cupcake liners. Do not overfill the liners. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Raspberries pureed in food processor.

Step 6. Puree the raspberries and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve. Set the mixture aside. 

Mixing bowl with butter and powdered sugar combined.

Step 7. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar with until combined and fluffy.

Raspberry puree added to frosting.

Step 8. Finally, add in approximately ¼ cup of the raspberry mixture. Mix until well combined.

Lemon raspberry cupcakes on platter.

Step 9. Use a piping bag to frost the cupcakes with a star tip. Top with fresh raspberries and lemon slices.

Lemon raspberry cupcakes on platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered, for up to 5 days. 

Can I make a cake with this recipe?

Yes, but you will need to double the recipe to have enough batter for a layer cake.

 

Pro tips

  • Allow to cool. Cool completely before decorating with frosting.
  • Room temperature ingredients. The butter and eggs should be room temperature.
  • Fresh is best. Using fresh lemon juice and lemon zest elevates the flavor in this dessert.
  • Measure the flour accurately. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup instead of scooping it.

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Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes

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​​These light and delicious Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes are loaded with lemon flavor. The cupcakes are topped with lemon buttercream frosting for a delightful treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 515

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

For the Frosting:

  • 4 oz raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon Juice
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar

For Serving:

  • Raspberries
  • Lemon Slices

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Beat together the butter with the sugar with a hand held or stand up mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon zest mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside. Then in a different bowl, whisk together the milk and lemon juice.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix until combined.  Then stir in half of the milk mixture.
  • Add in the remaining dry ingredients.  Mix until combined and then add in the remaining milk mixture.  Mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the cupcake liners filling them up approximately ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack before topping with the frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • Place the raspberries and the lemon juice in a food processor and blend until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve. Set the mixture aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar with a hand held mixer or stand up mixer until combined and fluffy.
  • Then add in approximately ¼ cup of the raspberry mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes with a star tip and decorate with fresh raspberries and lemon slices. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers, covered, for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 515kcal, Carbohydrates 71g, Protein 3g, Fat 25g, Saturated Fat 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 92mg, Sodium 308mg, Potassium 76mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 57g, Vitamin A 799IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 74mg, Iron 1mg

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