Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Oh, how I ADORE lemon.  Recipes with lemon are constantly beckoning to me, especially if they’re sweet.  ☺  Spring is the perfect time to enjoy lemon recipes–the color, taste, smell–it’s delightful.  These Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes are remarkably and insanely good.  Being a frosting girl, I could eat it with a spoon all by itself, it’s that good.  Not that I would EVER do that.  ;)

lemon cream cheese cupcakes | oldsaltfarm.com

I love these cupcakes because the lemon flavor is, well, lemon-y!  The rich cream cheese frosting melts in your mouth, and the two together are…perfection. Make them for a gathering, special occasion like a baby shower, to give to a friend, or just because!!!

lemon cream cheese cupcakes | oldsaltfarm.com

Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Simply Kierste
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Cook time:
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Serves: 24
  • 1 box lemon cake mix (I’m a Duncan Hines girl!)
  • 1 small package lemon instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • [b]FROSTING:[/b]
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2-3 T. lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake ingredients for 30 seconds on a low speed, then scrape the sides and mix for another 2 minutes on medium speed. Line cupcake pans with liners, and fill 1/2 full. Bake for 21-24 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean Cool for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks. Let cool completely before frosting.
  2. Beat frosting ingredients together with an electric mixer until well blended. Start with 2 T. lemon juice, and add more if necessary. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with yellow sugar or lemon zest.

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  1. I’m with Lolly Jane, lemon frosting sounds amazing, can’t wait to make these!

  2. These look delicious Kierste! Hello how is everyone forgetting the cream cheese in the frosting? Lemon cream cheese? Perfection. And that’s the cutest little stand. Can’t wait to try them!

  3. Kierste,

    I love your website. I love your beautiful, creatfulness (is that a word? is now).

    How did you create your 1-10 photo mosaic with the pink edging? I LOVE it!!

    Following you now! x

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