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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

 Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting made from scratch! These cupcakes are light and fluffy and bursting with flavor! Never miss a recipe – follow Back For Seconds on Blog Lovin Light and Fluffy Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting made from scratch! #cupcakes #lemon #dessert I love a good cupcake just as much as the next guy, but lately I’ve been craving lemon instead of my usual favorite, chocolate.  Before last week , I don’t think I’d ever made a lemon cake! That needed to change. I had something extra special in mind for these little cupcakes too :)  I had an appointment for an ultrasound, where we would find out the sex of our baby, and my husband was not able to get the day off work. So I decided we needed to find a fun way of sharing the news with him when he got home that night. Light and Fluffy Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting made from scratch! #cupcakes #lemon #dessert I took one cupcake and filled it with frosting in the color that would let him know if he was having a boy or a girl. We gave it to him that night and as he was eating it I played him the video I took of me telling our 4 year old daughter our happy news. It was fun! Light and Fluffy Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting made from scratch! #cupcakes #lemon #dessert These cupcakes are such a fun treat. They are moist and fluffy, and the lemon flavor is undeniable. The frosting is smooth and creamy and gives you an extra kick of lemon! So yummy!! Oh. Are you waiting to find out about that special cupcake and the color of the filling inside???? Light and Fluffy Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting made from scratch! #cupcakes #lemon #dessert Eeeeep! We’re having a boy!!!!! Gender Reveal Cupcakes! A fun way to share whether you're having a boy or a girl! #cupcakes #lgenderrevealidea #genderreveal gender reveal idea Follow Back for Seconds and never miss a post! Facebook|Pinterest|Twitter|Google+|Blog Lovin|Instagram

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Serves 24
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 14 minutes
Total time 29 minutes
Light and fluffy Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting are bursting with flavor! They are so moist and bright and the sprinkles add a nice crunch and beautiful color to the smooth, creamy frosting!



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup lemon luice
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon luice


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a large mixing bowl beat together all cake ingredients on low until combined, then beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cupcake tins and bake 14 minutes or until done. Remove from tins and let cool completely before frosting.
Step 2
In a bowl beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and 2 TBS of lemon juice. If needed add more lemon juice and beat until light and fluffy. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Add sprinkles if desired.

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29 Responses to “Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting”

  1. Congrats!! What a sweet way of telling him (and sharing on the blog)!! The cupcakes sound wonderful as well!
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  2. Love lemon! What a fun way to announce the news :)
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  3. You are so cute! Congratulations! {I pinned your pic to my “hypothetical baby” board ;)}
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  4. I love lemon SOOOO much. These are SO pretty Stephanie!
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  5. You look great Stephanie! Congratulations! I’ve always loved the idea of gender reveal cupcakes!
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  6. Christina Hall says:

    Congrats! A great way to celebrate, thosecupcakes look super yummy!

  7. My cupcake baking 10 year old daughter will love this recipe when I share it with her.

    And what a great way to share the baby gender news…love it!
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  8. so I LOVE lemon, and I love your baby reveal, and you are the most gorgeous pregnant lady around:)
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  9. Okay, I stopped by for the lemon. Congrats on baby boy. What a cute way to announce it.
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  10. Awe! What a fun way to tell your husband the sex of your new baby! Congratulations! Of course, these cupcakes look so good, I’d make them for ANY occasion, OK, just because, too!
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  11. How incredibly sweet! Love the recipe, your photos, and your fun reveal!

    To tell our parents (both sides) we were pregnant with their first grandchild, we invited them to dinner. For dessert, we set a cake in the middle of the table that said, “Happy Grandparents Day!” It was one of the best moments EVER in my life, watching as the message registered with them one by one. That was 20 years ago… thanks for triggering a great memory for me.

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  12. Kathy says:

    Love lemon desserts! Congratulations on a boy! What a cute way to share the news!
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  13. Sarah says:

    Boys are wonderful- I have a wild man and he is so sweet. Congratulations- the cupcakes sound pretty tasty, too. Off to pin it!
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  14. Rachek says:

    Congrats! This is such a cute post. May you and your family be blessed, boys are so much fun.
    These cupcakes look soooo good, I cant wait to try them.

  15. Now I’m craving something lemony! I don’t use it a whole lot since my husband isn’t a lemon fan. I might have to make me and the kids a little treat this week.
    Congrats on the BOY! You look gorgeous!
    And thank you for sharing the recipe on Foodie Friday
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  16. What gorgeous cupcakes! I need at least 5 of these right now as a midnight snack!
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  17. Dina says:

    cute cupcakes. like the filling!
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  18. Raechel says:

    Congrats on the baby boy. I’m gonna try this as a cake since my family doesn’t care for cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe

  19. What wonderful news and such a fun way to share with your husband (and on the blog)! Congrats!

  20. Linda billingsley says:

    I have made lemon cupcakes and they are almost always dry, or they taste like corn muffins. Are these moist? Thank you linda


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