How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes

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I’ve found changing the pan size, doubling or halving a recipe makes a difference when baking. As does, whether your pan is bright and shiny or dark.

Besides, tips on How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes I also have included the exact recipe, I used below for these beauties as well as the creamy Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. I could eat it with a spoon and forego the cake!

How to make Lemon MIni Cupcakes

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How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes

  • First, mini cupcakes are about 1/3 the size of regular cupcakes. They use about 1 heaping tablespoon of batter.
  • One heaping tablespoon should fill your muffin tin about 2/3 full.
  • Also, I found a small spring release scoop that’s the perfect size. By using this, I get the mini cupcakes the exact same size every time. If you’re searching online, look for ice cream scoops or cookie scoops.
  • Mini cupcakes cook much quicker than regular cupcakes. They can take from 14 to 18 minutes depending on the density of your batter. For my Lemon cupcakes, I baked them exactly 16 minutes.

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More tips

  • Next, start checking your cupcakes at 14 minutes.
  • Test your cupcakes with a small wooden pick. Carefully insert the pick in the center of the cupcake, if it comes out clean or with dry crumbs the cupcake is done.
  • Furthermore, allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for 2 minutes before carefully removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Finally, frost after the mini cupcakes have completely cooled.

How to make Lemon MIni Cupcakes

Also, I hope my tutorial has helped you. Below, you can find more cupcake recipes.

  1. Cream Cheese Brownie cups
  2. Brownie Kisses
  3. Brownie Bites
  4. classic vanilla cupcakes
  5. Margarita cupcakes
  6. Oreo Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes
How to make Lemon MIni Cupcakes

How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes

Using a spring release scoop to fill your mini cupcake cavaties will ensure your cupcakes are all the same size. They will cook uniformly as well. Watch carefully and check for doneness at the lowest suggested bake time. How to Make Lemon Mini Cupcakes provides easy tips and suggestions for making mini cupcakes as well as a bright lemon cupcake recipe.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Servings: 48 cupcakes



  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 ounces lemon Jello gelatin
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice zest your lemon first for the frosting
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1 and 1/2

    tablespoons whole milk more if needed to thin the icing out


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place cupcake liners in muffin tins.
  • In the bowl, cream oil and sugar with a miser until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • In another bowl, combine dry gelatin, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Add vanilla and lemon extract and lemon juice, stir to combine.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon spring release scoop, fill cupcakes with batter 2/3 full.
  • Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow cupcake to cool completely then frost.


  • In the bowl of a mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add lemon zest, lemon extract and milk and beat.
  • Slowly add confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time if consistency is too thick.
  • Frost by hand or use a #12 round decorating tip.
  • Decorate with sprinkles if desired.
  • Refrigerate up to 3 days.


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Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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