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Small Batch Lemon Cupcakes

Lemon Cupcakes are a classic favorite. These small batch treats are the perfect way to brighten up your day with the tart and tangy flavor of lemon. The cupcake recipe is great for those days that you know you do not need to whip up a whole box of treats.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Cupcakes
Servings: 4 cupcakes
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Lynda


  • ½ stick 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp lemon extract
  • 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