Sweet & Simple Treats

Lemon Drop Cupcakes

April 25, 2017

Lemon Drop Cupcakes

When life gives you lemons – make a cupcake!

Chocolate is the true language of my heart, but these cupcakes got me all like <3 <3 <3 ! Picture a nice, sunny afternoon with a hot cup of coffee or tea and this adorable little cake… all your worries just melt away into a pile of delightful, heavenly bliss. I swear!

lemon cupcake

Lemonilla Icing (Lemon and Vanilla Icing)


1 Pound (Whole Box) Confectioners Sugar

5 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

6 Tbsp. Butter

1/3 Cup Milk

1/2 Tsp. Lemon Juice (A single squirt)

Lemon Zest (From an entire fresh lemon)

Prep: This is an easy, one-bowl recipe! Add everything together and beat with the mixer. The consistency and taste is flawless.

lemon vanilla cupcakes

Lemon Drop Cupcakes


1/4 Cup Milk

4 Eggs

2 1/2 Cups All-purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Cornstarch

2 Cups Granulated Sugar

2 Tsp. Lemon Juice

1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

2 Tsp. Sea Salt

1 Tsp. Baking Powder

1 Stick of Butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl – combine eggs, sugar, butter, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. In another bowl combine – baking powder, flour, cornstarch, and sea salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, slowly add the dry ingredient bowl to the wet ingredient bowl.
  3. Fill cupcake tins with batter and bake for 15-20 minutes. Makes 15-18 cupcakes.
  4. Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow time to cool. Add frosting… a dash of lemon zest… and voila!

For added flavor:

  • While the cupcakes are baking, add one cup of sugar and slice up an entire lemon. Squeeze the lemon slices into the sauce pan and add the slices (if desired, to make candied lemon slices). Simmer and stir until the sugar completely dissolves. Bring to a boil and then shut off the burner.
  • When you take the cupcakes out of the oven, poke holes into the top of the cupcakes with a toothpick. Brush the sweet lemon sauce over the cupcakes and allow time to soak in. Apply 1-2 times before finishing up with your frosting and lemon zest garnish!

lemon cupcake

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