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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Lemon Cupcakes are easy to make from scratch with this delicious recipe. They’re sweet, moist, tangy & topped with luscious Lemon Buttercream Frosting!

If you love these Lemon Cupcakes, you’ll also love Meme’s Lemonade Pie and these Layered Lemon Dessert Jars!

Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting sitting on wire rack

Put your hands up if you love lemon desserts! My great grandma loved sweet lemon treats. She lived to be 100 years old and as she got older, I would always bring lemon cupcakes, cookies or slushes when I went to visit.

These Lemon Cupcakes have been shared at family gatherings and friends birthday parties for years. They’re light and fluffy and of course, topped with my favorite cream cheese frosting! It’s so easy to make them from scratch that you’ll never buy a box mix again!

While the cupcakes are baking, quickly mix up the lemon buttercream frosting and you’re good to go! These cupcakes can be baked full size or into mini cupcakes.

I love the mini cupcakes for parties because they’re bite-size and easy to share. You know, if you’re into that whole “sharing your treats with other people” thing! 😉

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Mini Cookie Cupcakes

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Out of nowhere my little sweet tooth became a giant sweet tooth and came up with the brilliant idea to combine cookies, cupcakes and buttercream frosting all into one bite sized treat!

I’m not going to lie, the fat kid inside of me absolutely LOVED this idea! Nutter Butter Bites and Mini Oreos as the base topped with Vanilla Cupcake Batter mixed with MORE Oreo cookie and topped with MORE cookie bites! Yes, this is one indulgent treat that your little giant sweet tooth is not going to be able to resist!

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Ingredients (makes 72 mini cupcakes)

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 cups mini Oreos
  • 1 cup Nutter butter bites

Start by lining a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners.

Next, twist apart 1 cup of the mini Oreos and all of the Nutter butter bites, placing the half with the icing into the bottom of a mini muffin tin, icing side up. Separate the other half into 2 separate bowls for Oreos and Nutter butters (reserve for later use).

After all the cups are filled, it should look like this ↓

Now make the cupcake batter. Start by combining the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl.

Next combine the softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Then add the vanilla and mix.  Next, alternate adding in the milk and flour mixture. Mix for 3-4 minutes or until super creamy.

Place the remaining 1 cup of Oreos in a food processor then add to the cupcake batter.

I’m not going to lie to y’all, I really wanted to just grab a spoon and eat straight out of the bowl at this point… but I didn’t… I blended the Oreos in and continued the cupcake making process! Ok, maybe one spoonful… let me correct myself, makes 71 mini cupcakes 😉

I all of a sudden have a serious craving for Cookies and Cream Ice Cream! Go away giant sweet tooth, there are not enough hours in the day to work out as much as you would require me to if I listened to you all the time!

So back to Cookie Cupcake making, the batter is now ready to pour on top of the cookie base. I suggest pouring the batter into a large Ziploc bag and cutting a small hole in the corner to pipe out the batter into the muffin tins. Unfortunately I do not have enough hands to maneuver this as well as a camera, so hopefully my description paints a nice little picture of this step!

Now place the cupcakes in the oven at 350° for 10-12 minutes.

Browned to perfection. Now it’s time to make the Buttercream Frosting.


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 3-5 minutes.

Use a piping bag with decorating tip to frost the mini cupcakes then place the reserved halves of the Mini Oreos and Nutter Butter Bites on top of each cupcake.

That’s a lot of bite sized joy!

The perfect party platter dessert!

It’s about time to bite into these little guys!