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Why buy cupcakes when you can DIY and they will be so much better?This is one of my favorite recipes for summer. Cupcakes are always my first choice for desserts!
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Lemon Lime Cupcakes

Delicious and not too sweet cupcakes with a lemon-lime flavor.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes,, lemon lime
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 358kcal


For the Cupcakes

  • 3 C flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 C unsalted butter, soft
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp lemon extract or juice
  • ½ C whole milk
  • ½ T fresh lemon zest

For the Frosting

  • 1 C unsalted butter, soft
  • 4+ C powdered sugar
  • 4 T heavy whipping cream
  • 2 T lime extract or juice
  • ¾ T fresh lime zest


To Make Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating after each egg has been added.
  • Add the lemon extract and lemon zest to the butter, sugar, and egg mixture.
  • Add ⅓ of the dry mixture to the wet mixture while continuing to mix.
  • Add ½ of the milk, mix.
  • Add ⅓ of the dry mixture, mix well.
  • Add the last ½ of the milk, mix.
  • Add the last ⅓ of the dry mixture and mix well.
  • Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Scoop the batter into the paper-lined cupcake tins until they are ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake at 375º for 15-17 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from the cupcake tin and cool on wire racks until completely cool to the touch.

To Make Frosting

  • Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and creamy.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream.
  • Check to see if the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  • If not add ½ C more powdered sugar, mix well.
  • Be patient as this may take several minutes.
  • If frosting can make and hold a stiff peak...mix in the lime extract and ½ tablespoon of the lime zest. Mix well.
  • Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • Frost the cupcakes, and spread the remaining ¼ tablespoon of the fresh lime zest on top of the frosted cupcakes.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 557IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg