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Lemonade Cupcakes

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Category: Cakes
Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara

Lemonade Cupcakes

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1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup graulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 cup coconut or soy milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 lemon, zest and juice


Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line 12 cup cupcake pan with paper liners.

Combine dry ingredients, including sugars, in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.

Combine wet ingredients, including lemon zest, in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.

Pour the wet works over the dry works. Whisk to combine. Do not beat.

Divide among the 12 cupcakes - about 1/4 cup each should fill it 2/3 to 3/4 full.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Do not underbake or they tend to fall as they cool. Allow to cool in pan for 10 min, then remove to rack to cool completely before frosting.


These are a yummy lemony sponge type cake. Top with Lemonade Buttercream Frosting for a fabulous summertime treat.


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Hello! These sound delicious. I'd like to make them into mini cupcakes for a class party--one student has an egg and soy allergy, so these fit the bill as I can use alternates for the soy milk as well. No dairy allergy. Any suggestions for baking minis? I'm planning on keeping a close watch and not baking too long. Thank you :)

Kathy P KFA Admin 6/5/2015 2:37:34 PM

Should work fine as mini muffins. I'd start checking at 12 - 15 minutes. Might take up to 18. Some mini pans are bigger than others.

Bernie walsh 9/11/2015 3:33:17 AM

These were delicious well worth baking 😜

Bernie walsh 9/11/2015 3:35:30 AM

Can you add different fruits like blueberries

Kathy P - KFA Admin 9/11/2015 9:20:36 AM

I don't know if anyone has tried adding fruits, but it should work. These are not as dense as a muffin, so they may sink.

Yum! The kids absolutely loved these :). I used almond milk and they worked out really well :)

Kathy P - KFA Admin 8/8/2016 7:48:50 PM

Yay! Glad they were a hit!

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