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Lemon Cupcakes

This Lemon Cupcakes Recipe is the perfect dessert for Spring or Summer. The lemon flavor is so light and refreshing making the cupcakes a tasty treat.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 207 kcal
Author Desserts on a Dime


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest from about 3 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  5. Beat in the zest and vanilla extract.
  6. Add dry mixture alternating with buttermilk and lemon juice, beating just until combined after each addition.
  7. Divide batter into cupcake liners.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
  10. Frost with fresh whip cream or frosting of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 292IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.