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Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

These Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are light, fluffy, and perfectly moist. Topped with a delicious cream cheese icing and made with simple ingredients, these cupcakes are the perfect dessert for a warm, summer day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 Cupcakes
Calories 352kcal


Lemon Cupcakes

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter lightly melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest

Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter room temp
  • 2 Tbsp strawberry jam
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar see notes


Making The Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, yogurt, lemon juice, and lemon zest together until smooth.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together until the batter is fairly smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a lined cupcake pan and bake for about 25 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).
  • Once the cupcakes have finished baking, remove from pan and allow to cool.

Making The Icing

  • While the cupcakes are baking, start making the icing by mixing the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer (or with a hand mixer).
  • Add the strawberry jam and continue mixing.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix until smooth.
  • Place the icing in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe the icing on to the cooled cupcakes and enjoy!


  • The trick to making light, fluffy cupcakes is to ensure that you don't over-mix the batter! You want some bubbles in your batter, so be sure to stop mixing right as the ingredients blend.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of powdered sugar based on taste. If you're planning on making these cupcakes look pretty (i.e. taking them to a gathering), we recommend using more powdered sugar so that the icing holds up better!


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg