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lemon cupcakes

5 Ingredients Lemon Cupcakes Recipe | Quick and Easy Lemon Muffins

You will love this recipe as it only needs 5 ingredients, 10 minutes to prepare, and 17 to bake!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, british
Servings 15 muffins
Calories 238 kcal


  • 225 g Caster Sugar 8 oz
  • 225 g Self-Raising Flour 8 oz
  • 225 g Unsalted Butter Room Temperature (8 oz)
  • 4 Whole Eggs
  • ½ Lemon Zest and Juice


  • Preheat the oven to FAN 180 degrees Celsius, 200 degrees Celsius for static, 400 Fahrenheit or Gas Mark 6.
  • In a bowl, using an electric hand or standing mixer, mix on a medium speed until smooth the sugar and butter together; this should take 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the butter and sugar are well blended, add one egg at a time, mixing well in between.
  • Once the mixture is uniform again, add the self-raising flour, again a bit at a time, mixing well in between.
  • This is your base ready, now time to flavor it: add the juice and zest of half a lemon to it, mix it well, then divide into 15 muffin tins and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. It takes my oven 17 minutes, but the exact time will depend on the oven.
  • Remove from the oven and cool down. Enjoy!


This is the easiest recipe, but there are a few ideas to make it easier:
Ensure your butter gets down to room temperature before using; this will mean a quicker blend with the sugar. Butter that is too cold will not mix and warming it up in the microwave just makes it melt outside, while still leaving it stone cold inside.
Bake the muffins on the middle tray in the oven as this will allow a nice even bake between the top and bottom.
As most muffin trays have either 6 or 12 spots, you will be left with an odd three for the last round; fill up the center spots of the tray, for an even bake.
If you wish to add some chocolate chips, do so at the end, on top of each muffin, without putting them too deep into the mixture; while baking the batter will become more liquid before solidifying and the chips will go lower in the mixture by themselves.


Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 19mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 439IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 30-Minute Meal, Easy Breakfast Recipes, easy recipe, Lemon cupcakes, Lemon Muffins
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