Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting

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based on 13 ratings

Tangy lemon and vanilla cupcakes, with a fresh lemon frosting. Omit the lemon for plain vanilla cupcakes.

recipe updated Mar 26, 2020


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Superfine sugar icon
    Superfine sugar
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Egg icon
    2 (100g)
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    120g (about 1 cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    10g (about 2 tsp)
  • Lemon icon
    2 (116g)
  • Milk icon
    as needed
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    75g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    175g (about 1½ cups)
  • Blueberries icon
    100g (about ¾ cup)


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  • kCook icon Muffin pan - 12-hole
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  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C
  2. Line a clean muffin pan with paper muffin cups
  3. Add unsalted butter and superfine sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Cream until fluffy
  5. Add vanilla extract to the batter
  6. Add egg to the batter one by one while mixing
  7. Add all purpose flour and baking powder to a clean medium bowl
  8. Whisk briefly until combined
  9. Transfer dry ingredients to batter
  10. Add lemon to the batter
  11. Mix until well combined
  12. Add milk to the batter
  13. Transfer batter to muffin pan
  14. Bake until skewer tests clean - 18 min, 170°C
  15. Transfer onto cooling rack until completely cool
  16. Add salted butter and powdered sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  17. Mix until well combined
  18. Add lemon to the frosting
  19. Spread frosting with cupcakes
  20. Garnish with blueberries
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