Fresh Lemon Cupcakes

How about some fresh lemon cupcakes? Does this sound great to you? Then you’re at the right place. This is my own recipe and in just under an hour you’ll be having your own fresh lemon cupcakes with a fancy butter cream icing. Ready to be shared with your friends and family or just eat them all yourself.


My Lemon Cupcakes

You need: 300 g unsalted butter, 150 g caster sugar, 3 eggs, 150 g flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 2 1/2 lemons, 300 g icing sugar & green colouring paste.

This is such an easy and quick recipe, like seriously. Whip up 150 g soft, unsalted butter with 150 g of sugar. Then add 3 eggs, mix it all together until you have a fluffy cupcakes mix. Fold in 150 g of flour and 1 tsp of baking powder. What’s left to do is adding the peel of two lemons and their juice. Bake those cupcakes at 180° C for 20 min or until they are golden.

How to do two coloured butter cream icing

Now on to the butter cream icing. Whip up 150 g soft, unsalted butter. Mix it until the butter has a light colour, nearly white. Then gradually mix in 300 g of icing sugar. Once all the icing sugar is incorporated add the peel of half a lemon and 1 tbsp of lemon juice. Whip the mixture until it has a stiff and airy consistency. If you wanna just pipe the white butter cream icing onto your cupcakes (which now should be out the oven) – go for it. I wanted to jass my lemon cupcakes up by doing a two coloured icing. This means by dividing the mix and adding some edible green colouring to half the icing, I can create a two coloured swirl!

Now to the tricky part. Try to fill the lower half of the piping bag with the white butter cream icing. I use small spoons to do this. Than gently, really gently layer the green icing on top. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t come out perfect just try to not mix the two icing to much together.

It should look something like that. Wait until your cupcakes have cooled down, unless you want your butter cream icing to melt all over your lemon cupcakes. Ice your cupcakes and you’re done – yay!

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So what are you waiting for?! Start baking those yummy lemon cupcakes. They are the best thing right now as they aren’t too sweet but still a yummy dessert and the lemon is so refreshing! Let me know what you think of my cupcakes down below and don’t forget to follow me on here & my social media too (links all down below).

Have a lovely day you beautiful people and have fun baking, xx

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23 responses to “Fresh Lemon Cupcakes”

  1. Mika says:

    Love lemony things that aren’t too sweet! I’ll def. give these a try! 🙂

  2. Jenny says:

    How unusual to put green on a lemon cupcake ! What gave you that idea? I would have been boring and used yellow 🙂

  3. First of all, your photos are STUNNING!!!!!!!! I will have to try these out for my mum and she lovesssssssssssssssssssssssss everything lemon!!! Great post!!

    • Lea says:

      Thanks so much lovely! I hope she will like them, my bf likes them so much too. So I have to do them from time to time ;). xx

  4. Sophia says:

    These look delicious! I am a sucker for citrus flavoured anything. Thanks for sharing xx

    Sophia x

  5. Akamatra says:

    These seem magnificent! I am all thumbs when it comes to decorating in the kitchen but you got it!

  6. Team up Girl says:

    Hahaha I already pinned these from you! That is so much fun 🙂 LOVE IT!

  7. Helene says:

    Wow, they look gorgeous! The color is fantastic! I guess they are delicious as well. Well done!

  8. Renita says:

    I will definitely need to try these! They look scrumptious!

  9. Tereza says:

    Oh yes another recipe! My boyfriends moving to Prague next week so I think I might just try to make some of these and take them there when I come and visit him later on in July, bet he’d bloody love these! x

  10. Claire says:

    When I see step by step recipe like this, my favorite part is when you squeeze the icing mix out from the thingy. It’s so satisfying. I love the color of this cupcake! Makes me so hungry

  11. Sarah says:

    Hello Meine Liebe,

    kann ich dich fragen von wo die diesen Marmor Hintergrund hast? Oder ist das ein Möbelstück? 🙂
    Übrigens sehen die Cupcakes sehr lecker aus, habe ich lange nicht mehr gegessen ♥

    Xx Sarah von

    • Lea says:

      Meine Liebe klar darfst du das fragen! Ich habe mir auf Ebay eine Rolle mit dieser Marmorfolie bestellt. Leider weiss ich nicht mehr von wo genau. Dann kannst du sie auf eine Unterlage kleben oder wie ich einfach immer wieder ausrollen wenn du sie brauchst :).
      Ich hoffe ich konnte dir helfen! xx

  12. Claire says:

    Yum!! That looks so good, I really like how you showed step by step. The icing on top is so appetizing!