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Valentines day lemon cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 14 Cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Moist and delicious, lemon cupcakes with an easy lemon cream cheese frosting - so fresh and perfect for valentines day dessert or any other occasion. 



For lemon muffins/ cupcakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour ((maida))
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp/softended)
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon rind
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For lemon cream cheese frosting

  • 2/3 cup cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven at 170 degree celsius.
  2. You need three bowls for this recipe: 1 large and 2 medium. In the large bowl, add sugar and softened butter. Beat with a hand mixer until a creamy mix of sugar and butter is former. Roughly 1-2 minutes.
  3. In the second bowl (medium size) sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Keep aside.
  4. In the third bowl (medium size) add milk and 3 eggs. Beat until mixed well.
  5. Add half of the milk and eggs mix to the creamed sugar and butter. Plus half of the flour mix. Mix with a hand blender until well incorporated. Do not over mix (now or at any point at this recipe).
  6. Add the remaining milk and eggs mixture plus remaining flour mix and mix everything until well incorporated. Add vanilla essence, lemon juice and lemon rind. Mix with a regular whisk specially scrapping the bottom of the large bowl.
  7. Transfer to a muffin tray lined with cupcake/ muffin wraps and fill about 3/4 cup of the wrapper. Transfer to the pre heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are light golden brown in colour. The best way to check would be the toothpick test.
  8. Transfer the muffins to the kitchen counter and let cool down to room temperature.
  9. In the meanwhile, prepare the frosting. Mix together everything listed under "lemon cream cheese frosting" with a hand blender for about 1-2 minutes. 
  10. Frost your cupcakes and add some sprinkles. Serve.

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