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lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream
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Small Batch Lemon Cupcakes

Delicious lemony cupcakes topped with buttercream icing, they're sure to brighten someone's day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Cupcakes
Servings: 4 cupcakes
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Lynda


  • 1/2 stick 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whip butter at medium-high speed in mixer bowl. Add sugar and mix until creamy. Add egg, milk, and lemon extract.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients at slow speed until the batter is moist.
  • Turn speed onto medium-high and beat until smooth.
  • Spoon into prepared muffin pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before decorating.



Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 1mg