Lemon Cupcakes Recipes
Looking for lemon cupcakes and recipes to make them? Lemon cupcakes can be a refreshing change in pace from the normal yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Although everyone will enjoy the slightly tangy flavor, lemon cupcakes are a more adult choice. Serve them for dessert or take them to a pot-luck dinner. If you happen to have any leftovers, they make a great bed-time snack with a tall, cold glass of milk.
To make lemon cupcakes, you will need:
- 1 box of lemon cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup of oil or a stick of butter (softened), depending on the box instructions
- Frosting of your choice
- A measuring cup
- A mixing bowl
- A spoon
- An electric mixer (optional)
- Cupcake pans or silicone cupcake cups
- A baking pan if using silicone cupcake cups
- Paper cupcake cups or baking spray
- An oven
- A knife or spatula (to apply frosting)
- Fresh lemons for garnish (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare the cupcake pan. If using a pan, either line it with paper cups or spray it with baking spray. If using silicone cups, place them on a baking pan. These can be lightly sprayed with baking spray as well, but it's not required.
- Crack the eggs into the mixing bowl. Add water and oil or butter. Soften the butter to room temperature if using that option. Mix slightly with a spoon or mixer. Make sure the eggs are broken up and mixed thoroughly.
- Add the cake mix to the bowl and beat. If using a mixer, beat on low until the mixture is moistened, then beat on medium for three minutes. If mixing by hand, beat with a spoon for about five minutes, making sure your batter is smooth before you stop.
- Pour the batter into the cupcake cups. Fill them about two-thirds full so that they don't overflow during baking. Place the cupcakes on the center rack of the oven.
- Remove the cupcakes when they are done. Cupcakes should take between twenty and thirty minutes depending on your oven. Testing is easy and can be done in several ways. Press on one with your finger. If it springs right back and feels fluffy, they're done. Alternatively, you can insert a wooden toothpick. If it comes out with only a few crumbs, they're done. If they start to look brown or golden on top, they're done.
- Let the lemon cupcakes cool for about five minutes. Remove the lemon cupcakes from the pan. They can remain in the paper cups or silicone cups until eaten.
- Allow to cool completely, then frost the cupcakes. Lemon frosting is a good choice. Vanilla will work as well if you don't want an overwhelming lemony flavor.
- Garnish with lemon slices if desired. Enjoy your lemon cupcakes!