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lemon cupcakes with a glaze to keep the cupcake moist for a long time

Lemon Cupcakes

The perfect lemon cupcake
Course Dessert
Servings 24
Author Kelley @ Miss Information Blog

Ingredient List

  • The Cupcake:
  • Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix
  • Box of Instant Lemon Pudding
  • Glaze:
  • 2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Warm Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 8 oz packages of Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1 Stick 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 3-4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Extract note: she uses vanilla
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping


  1. The Cupcake
  2. Follow the instructions on the cake box and add 1 box of instant lemon pudding into the mix. Scoop into cupcake wrappers in your muffin pan and use an ice cream scoop. It will assure consistent size.
  3. Once the lemon cupcakes are cooled you can mix your glaze.
  4. Glazing
  5. Mix all of the ingredients together with a small whisk so you get all the powdered sugar lumps out. Let it sit a few minutes to solidify some and then brush it across the entire surface of each lemon cupcake with a silicone or pastry brush.
  6. You can add more powder sugar if itâ??s too runny.
  7. The Frosting
  8. Blend cream cheese butter, and lemon flavoring in your mixer, slowly add powdered sugar. Put the mixture in a Ziploc bag and cut the corner off. Swirl onto the cupcakes and then drizzle them with the caramel.