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Lemon Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These quick and delicious lemon cupcakes taste absolutely amazing, and no one will ever guess that they're made with a cake mix!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party, summer
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 250 kcal
for the cupcakes:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 package lemon cake mix
for the frosting:
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two cupcake tins with paper liners.

  2. To make the cupcakes, in a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, sour cream, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the cake mix, and mix until just combined (be careful not to over-mix). Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake tins, filling 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20-22 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Frost the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cupcakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.