Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Sarah Farrand


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!

★★★★★ 2 votes
Makes 12 standard cupcakes
15 Min
20 Min


Add to Grocery List


2/3 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
self rising flour
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
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
4 c
powdered sugar
1/8 c
1/8 c
lemon juice
1 tsp

How to Make Lemon Drop Cupcakes


  • 1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners.
  • 2For cupcakes, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, lightly beating after each addition.
  • 3Mix 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.
  • 4Fill 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.
  • 5To 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!!

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

Show 4 Comments & Reviews

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

14 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Mmm, there’s just something magical about a tasty chocolate cupcake that just makes our mouths water. We searched high and low on Pinterest for some seriously awesome chocolate cupcake recipes...

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You To Get Baking

Sponge Cake Recipes That'll Inspire You to Get Baking

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

While the concept of a sponge cake is simple (eggs, butter, sugar, and flour), the result is a very impressive dessert. The first sponge cake recipe appeared as early as...