Lemon Cupcakes

These cupcakes are the epitome of Spring! No matter the season, these cupcakes will have you seeing sunshine!

Lemon Cupcakes

Course: Dessert, Sweets
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • 1/2 tspn baking soda
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • zest of 3 lemons
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract


Preheat oven to 400 and line your muffin tin
  • Using a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, whisk until combined
  • Using a separate bowl, combine lemon zest, juice and extract
  • Pour the milk into the dry ingredients and mix slightly  
  • Add the lemon ingredients, folding the batter until fully combined
Fill your muffin tins about 3/4 of the way to the top.  Bake cupcakes for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  
Top with your favorite store bought frosting, or my favorite is a lemon cream cheese frosting!