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Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Ingredients

Lemon Cupcakes:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1/3 C. oil
  • 1/2 C. fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 C. sour cream
  • 3 eggs

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 C. butter softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
  • 3-5 C. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl.
  3. 3. Add oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, sour cream and eggs and stir until smooth.
  4. 4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. 5. Let cool.
  6. 6. Lemon cream cheese frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and 2 C. powdered sugar. Continue to add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. 7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles.