Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

 Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Prep time 15 mins

Cook time 24 mins

Total time 39 mins

Author: Simply Kierste

Serves: 24


  • 1 box lemon cake mix (I’m a Duncan Hines girl!)
  • 1 small package lemon instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c. flour
  • ⅓ c. oil
  • 1½ c. water
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ c. butter, softened
  • 2-3 T. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake ingredients for 30 seconds on a low speed, then scrape the sides and mix for another 2 minutes on medium speed. Line cupcake pans with liners, and fill ½ full. Bake for 21-24 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean Cool for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks. Let cool completely before frosting.
  2. Beat frosting ingredients together with an electric mixer until well blended. Start with 2 T. lemon juice, and add more if necessary. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with yellow sugar or lemon zest.