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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 Egg whites

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Room Temp
  • 4 Tablespoon Butter Room Temp
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • Yellow food coloring-optional
  • Lemon Head Candy -optional


  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tins -this recipe make 24 cupcakes
  • In a large mixing bowl mix the lemon cake mix, water, oil, sour cream , lemon zest and lemon juice. Beat until smooth
  • In a medium bowl beat 4 egg whites with a wire whisk attachment until stiff peaks form
  • Gently fold egg whites into the cake mix until it is all incorporated
  • Fill cupcake liners
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes
  • Let cool on a wire rack completly
  • In a large mixing bowl blend together the room temp cream cheese and butter . Beat until nice and fluffy
  • Add lemon juice and zest Blend well-Start with one tablespoon of juice
  • Add one cup at a time of powdered sugar
  • At this point get it to the consistency you like by adding the 5th cup of powdered sugar or more lemon juice
  • Add a few drops of yellow food coloring but this is optional
  • Frost cooled cupcakes
  • I topped mine with lemon heads for an extra punch of flavor
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