Lemon Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Icing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I saw this recipe and made it the next day -- it was a real treat for us because we all love the taste of lemons and it has a nice creamy frosting. They were so good they only lasted one day in our house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix with water, egg whites and oil. Add dry pudding mix and beat in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spoon batter evenly into 24 paper-lined muffin tins.
  2. Bake 21-24 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, beat sugar, cream cheese, butter and lemon juice with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Frost cupcakes.


Most Helpful

These were delicious, the frosting especially! Quick and yet a special treat.

jdv November 25, 2011

I was so happy to find this recipe! I usually bake from scratch, but this is so good, ( I've made it many times). I had lost my copy, and so I was thrilled to find it. Thanks! The only thing I do dirrerently is that I put raspberry preserves in the center of the cupcake, after they are baked.

pammyowl September 19, 2011

Oh my lucky stars! These are so good! The only change was the egg whites. I chose to do 3 eggs instead. Everyone loved them. They were disappointed I didn't make more. :) Made for the September 2008 Aussie/NZ recipe swap.

Chef on the coast September 16, 2008

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