Gluten Free Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes

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Gluten Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes

I LOVE Lemon!  This Gluten Free Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes is a super easy recipe and so moist and delicious!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I like to keep these in my freezer so that when I need something sweet I have them handy.  Also a great tip for going to birthday parties because you can bring your own sweet treat!  Starting with a gluten free cake mix no one would ever know your secret!

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Gluten Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box (15 oz) Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, stir cake mix, water, ½ cup melted butter, the eggs and lemon peel just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  4. Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, ¼ cup butter and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice with electric mixer on low speed until mixed. Add remaining lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until creamy and smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon peel.
  7. Frost cupcakes with frosting.

Thanks Tablespoon and Betty Crocker!

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  1. Just Coupons says:

    These look delicious and I have everything on hand in my pantry. I will make these in addition to my other planned desserts on Thanksgiving. Thanks!

  2. oh these look phenomenal. I LOVE lemon anything! I’m trying to learn some more gluten free recipes, because we’re pretty sure my fiance has a gluten allergy or sensitivity. :(

  3. Julie Mullins says:

    These look so delicious!

  4. Oh I love Lemon Treats and GF?? Yea!! These look so good and easy. Thank you!

  5. jen gersch says:

    this looks o good and good fro those with celiac

  6. my co workers are huge lemon fans – might have to make these for them 1 day!

  7. Meranda Abercrombie says:

    I’ve never tried anything Gluten free, but this is lemon flavored and has caught my interest!

  8. I’ve never used Betty Crocker’s cake mixes before because I prefer to make mine from scratch. I may have to give this a try though ;)

  9. Christine Beasley says:

    these sound refreshing. want to try soon

  10. LeAnne J. says:

    oh my….will have to try these ones too!!

  11. Susan Russell says:

    Yum…will need to share with family members with celiac

  12. These sound great, I am going to try them.

  13. mary fanara coleman says:

    Another good gluten free dessert to make for my daughter’s friend.

  14. The Lemon cupcakes look sooooooo good and the frosting is calling me, lolzzz… really love the the fact it’s gluten free and will try at home, thanks so much for sharing…(**)

  15. These look awesome!

  16. ..and the lemon lovers cupcakes for my gluten free friends!

  17. $ Frugal Mom says:

    Hubby really liked this one.

  18. I love lemon and my lemon tree is giving me lemons… match made in heaven!

  19. A lemon lover here…I definitely plan on making these!!! They look & sound so good, I can’t wait to try them.

  20. Yum…this sounds so great…the icing! I wish I had found this recipe sooner as my mom loved lemon anything! I will make these soon in her honor/memory. Thanks.
    She loved Lemon bars and Keylime pie too…I collect lots of recipes…and, love to cook/bake.

  21. Love everything lemon…gonna make some of these!

  22. Love lemon, love cupcakes bet I’ll love these too!

  23. I love how i can eat these cupcakes – the gluten!

  24. These look great even though I don’t have gluten issues.. I would still make them…..

  25. My parents are starting to go gluten free, I need to pass this recipe along.

  26. I love any kind of lemon cake! We are definitely going to have to try these!

  27. Love anything lemon. I didn’t know BC made a gluten free cake mix

  28. i needed something sweet to add to my menu for superbowl! Thanx

  29. Love the cupcakes! Looks so good.

  30. Have never tried a gluten free recipe, but this might be a good one to start with. The cupcakes look delicious.

  31. That looks so good, now I am craving one!

  32. look and sounds delicious, love lemon

  33. Sharon McCartney says:

    Got to make these for my friend Leslie, who can’t eat anything with gluten!

  34. Diana Castro says:

    mmmm look good I have never tried a gluten free recipe,I will try on day

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