Vanilla Lemon Cupcakes With Lemon Frosting



Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated May 24, 2022)



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


  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter100 gsoftened
  • Superfine sugar icon
    Superfine sugar100 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour120 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder10 g
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon2juice of, zest of
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter75 groom temperature
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar180 g
  • Blueberries icon
    Blueberries100 g
  • Milk icon
    Milkas needed
  • Egg icon

  • 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 the butter-sugar mixture
  • 10. Add lemon juice and zest
  • 11. Mix until well combined
  • 12. Add milk to the batter if it seems dry
  • 13. Transfer batter to muffin pan filling cups 2/3 full
  • 14. Bake until skewer tests clean - 18 min, 170°C
  • 15. Transfer onto cooling rack and leave until completely cool
  • 16. Add salted butter and powdered sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 17. Mix until well combined
  • 18. Add lemon juice and zest and mix until well blended
  • 19. Spread frosting on cupcakes
  • 20. Garnish with blueberries

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