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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

• 10 April 2008

After Robin (a dear and very trustworthy friend) clued me in on the dangers of partially hydrogenated oils, I am trying to steer clear of boxed mixes. My genes don't allow such indulgences unfortunately (thanks Mom and Dad!). But, giving up mixes also means finding a new lemon cupcake recipe...

I browsed different recipes online before deciding on this one. It was moist (even after a few days which is sometimes unusual for cake recipes from scratch) and light and all around a good lemon cupcake. This frosting recipe is a wonderful accompaniment as well. I brought a few of these cupcakes to E.'s teachers and they begged for the frosting recipe. Real Simple (love that mag) created a real keeper. Every now and again I'll go for extra points in presentation and take the time to make candied lemon peel. It's not only edible, it's tasty too; and looks pretty atop the cupcakes.

After making the cupcakes, I packaged a few in these containers I received from the generous and fabulous Miss Marilyn in my Spring Swap package. I am pretty sure she picked them up here :) It was so fun putting these together and completely reaffirmed my love for Swaps. So far I'm 3 for 3.


  1. You are causing a pregnant woman to have craving at 10:30 at night...not good! Love love lemons too! Can't wait to try this recipe out this weekend. You're the best! Thanks!

  2. Stephanie,

    I will try this recipe out and maybe I will even enjoy it more that the recipe (with the boxed mix) I sent you. I love lemon cake in pretty much any shape or form so I will give this one a shot. Plus the frosting looks divine.

  3. i love that box. the cupcakes look so yummy.

  4. Thanks for the recipe and the information on hydrogenated oils. I am hosting a ladies night on nutrition next Tuesday and I think I will add this information (along with these delicious cupcakes) to our activities.

  5. Yum! Thanks Steph! I totally didn't share :D

  6. Hi new to your blog - I love that box - and the yummy cupcakes indeed were yummy! I was wondering where you got those boxes I just love it? Email me at thanks kristeen from Graden City, Utah

  7. Hi Stephanie,
    I love your website! I am trying to make these lemon cupcakes today for a friend's birthday. Quick question: did you use large eggs or extra-large eggs? I never thought that it made a difference until I tried making Toba Garrett's Moist Yellow Cake with disastrous, eggy results. And I love the box! I can't wait for the site to be back up...I think she's on maternity leave?

  8. Hi Rosemary,

    Yes, I think Danyelle is on maternity leave.

    Re: the eggs, I think I used large eggs, but it's been awhile since I made them so I'm not certain. However, I typically only buy large eggs so I'm guessing that's a safe bet. Good luck! If you have time try those candied lemon peels...they add a lot of presentation elements and are not difficult or time consuming. Enjoy!


  9. I'm searching for the perfect lemon cupcake for a bridal shower...and these sound fantastic. Lemon always goes over well on a hot summer day. Thanks!


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