Glazed Lemon Cupcakes

Pucker up with these lemony cupcakes! These simple cupcakes are easy to pull together. They're tender and wholesome thanks to white whole-wheat flour but plenty decadent thanks to a sweet and tangy glaze on top.

Lemon Cupcakes
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¾ cup white whole-wheat flour

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup neutral oil such as avocado, grapeseed or canola

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons plus 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons lemon zest, divided

  • cup reduced-fat milk

  • cup packed confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

  2. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat granulated sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon lemon zest with an electric mixer on medium speed until thoroughly combined. With the mixer on low, alternately mix in the dry ingredients and milk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined. Divide the batter among the prepared cups.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes.. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from the baking pan and cool completely.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk confectioner's sugar and the remaining 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons lemon zest in a small bowl. When the cupcakes are cool, drizzle them with the lemon glaze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 cupcake
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Vitamin A 60IU 1%
Sodium 125mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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