Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Sarah Paterson-Farrand Recipe

By Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats

Okay, so there is a little vodka in the mix, but don't let it scare you! This cupcake is fantastic for all ages and the only zing you get is from the lemon, not the booze!

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Makes 12 standard cupcakes
Prep Time:
Cook Time:


2/3 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
self rising flour
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
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1 c
eggs, room temp
1/4 c
1/8 c
lemon juice
1/8 c
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
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4 c
powdered sugar
1/8 c
1/8 c
lemon juice
1 tsp
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Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners.
For cupcakes, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, lightly beating after each addition.
Mix the flours together. Mix the milk, lemon juice, and vodka together. Add half the flour and half the liquids to the butter/sugar, and mix. Repeat with the remaining halves. Fold in lemon zest.
Fill muffin tins ~2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until center comes out clean with a cake tester. Let cool completely before frosting.
To make frosting, cream butter, half of the powdered sugar, vodka, and lemon juice until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the milk and remaining powdered sugar, beating for an additional 2-3 minutes. Spread or pipe your frosting on the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
  • Comments

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    Sandy Mika mikasldy - Jun 14, 2012
    they look delicious! I love lemon. Do these have a lot of lemon flavor, or is it mild? I'm thinking these would be great with a squirt of lemon curd inside 8]
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    gaynel mohler gaynel - Jun 14, 2012
    or crushed lemon heads on the frosting. They look really moist. great recipe
  • user
    Sarah Paterson-Farrand coverats - Jun 14, 2012
    Ooh.. lemon curd would be great in these! Yes, they have a fabulous lemon taste. I have added zest to the top in the past or you can just use a bit of yellow sugar for effect. Or, yes, Gaynel.. lemon heads for some pucker!
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    Kathleen Wetli kathwet - Feb 24, 2014
    These were really good! I would make them again! I made mini cupcakes and they were very refreshing.