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Honey Lemon Cupcakes (with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting)

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 -15 cupcakes 1x

Description

Lemon and honey come together to make the perfect tasty cupcakes!


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Ingredients

Honey Lemon Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest

Honey Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 34 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

To Make The Honey Lemon Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups.
  2. Using an electric stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, and mix until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine milk, honey, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  4. Add half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until just combined. Add in the milk mixture, then add the remaining flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fill baking cups 2/3 of the way full. (Check out this post to see how I fill cupcakes uniformly.) Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

To Make The Honey Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter and honey until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Gradually add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.