Lemon Cupcake Recipe

A perfect flavor for spring.
Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose or cake flour (measured properly)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a clean cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

    In a medium bowl whisk flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.

    In a mixer blend butter and sugar until fluffy, then add vanilla, lemon, and eggs one at a time. Alternate dry (flour) and wet (milk) ingredients starting and ending with dry into mixer scraping sides occasionally.

    Scoop batter into a lined cupcake pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. When a toothpick inserted comes out clean, cupcakes are done.

    Ice when completely cooled.

Recipe Notes

Try to have eggs, milk and butter at room temperature before mixing.