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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

by Sadia Halimah Aziz
Homemade lemon cupcakes that are soft, moist, and bursting with lemony flavour. Paired with a lemon-flavoured American buttercream these cupcakes are perfect for summer. Each bite will be filled with zingy citrus flavour!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 342


Lemon Cupcakes

  • 200 g Plain Flour
  • 175 g Granulated Sugar
  • 150 g Butter
  • 100 ml Milk/Doodh
  • 2 Eggs/Anday
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  • 100 g Butter softened
  • 200 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice


  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together until combined
  • Add the milk, lemon juice and eggs into the mix then whisk until incorporated
  • Add the flour, lemon zest and baking powder into the mixture then whisk until all the ingredients are combined
  • Line a cupcake tray with cupcake cases and divide the batter evenly between the cases
  • Bake in the centre of a preheated oven at 160°C/325°F/gas mark 3 for 25-30 minutes
  • Transfer to a wire rack to allow to cool completely whilst the frosting is prepared
  • In a bowl whip the butter until pale and fluffy – the butter will have doubled in volume
  • Add the icing sugar and lemon juice and whisk until incorporated
  • Add the double cream and whisk until smooth and creamy
  • Your lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream frosting are ready!


Keyword cakes, cupcakes, party food