Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe! Spring or Summer Simple Dessert Boxed Cake Mix & Pudding Cupcake Recipe with Homemade Clear Glaze and Cream Cheese Frosting!
I am LOVING this Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe! It’s the perfect dessert recipe for Spring and Summer and is made from a box of cake mix and a box of instant pudding! In other words, if you like “easy peasy, lemon squeezy”, this is for you! 🙂
In addition to this Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe being SO SIMPLE, the best part about these cupcakes is the clear glaze and homemade cream cheese frosting! YUM! SO GOOD! These little additions really help to bring this entire dessert together.
Also, if you are looking for a light and fresh dessert recipe for Easter, this is a GREAT option! I LOVE baking holiday desserts and having holiday themed treats at our dessert table!
This would be a PERFECT one for Easter!
Another thing is you can control how much lemon you want in your recipe from just a hint to full on zesty! All you need to do is be aware of how much lemon juice you’re using. If you don’t want a full lemon flavor, substitute the lemon juice for water.
Finally, be sure to check out these other Easy Dessert Recipes for Spring and Summer!
- Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe
- Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
Easy Lemon Cupcakes
Here’s What you Need:
1 Box White Cake Mix
1 Package Lemon Instant Pudding
1/3 Cup Melted Butter
1 Cup Milk
Lemon Glaze Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (for a lighter lemon flavor, use water)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Completely combine all Lemon Cupcake Ingredients.
Spoon into cupcake liners filling about 2/3 full.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (do not over cook).
Mix lemon glaze ingredients together.
Cool for 5 minutes and then poke holes with a toothpick and pour lemon glaze over the cupcakes to absorb in the holes.
Let cool completely.
- 1 Box White Cake Mix
- 1 Package Lemon Instant Pudding
- ⅓ Cup Melted Butter
- 1 Cup Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (for a lighter lemon flavor, use water)
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Completely combine all ingredients.
- Spoon into cupcake liners filling about ⅔ full.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (do not over cook).
- Mix lemon glaze ingredients together.
- Cool for 5 minutes and then poke holes with a toothpick and pour lemon glaze over the cupcakes to absorb in the holes.
- Let cool completely.
Homemade Lemon Frosting
Here’s What You Need:
1 Stick Butter
2 to 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 to 3 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice (for less lemon flavor, use part water)
In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter.
Slowly add in 1 cup of powdered sugar. Mix well.
Add the vanilla and 1 more cup of powdered sugar and continue mixing.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice to thin icing.
If needed, add in 1/2 cup or 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix until combined (Add more or less lemon juice depending on the consistency. You want the frosting to be thick, creamy and to be able to hold a point)
Mmm! So Good! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Plus, it’s the perfect treat for summertime with fresh lemons and lemonade!
Also, don’t forget to check out this Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe if you love lemon goodies as much as I do!
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