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Gluten Free Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes

Gluten Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes are so moist and delicious. This is seriously the best cupcake ever!

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!

Gluten Free Lemon Lover’s Cupcakes are so moist and delicious. This is seriously the best cupcake ever!

Gluten Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes

Gluten Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes are so moist and delicious. This is seriously the best cupcake ever!
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Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 40 minutes


  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box 15 oz Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • Frosting
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  • In large bowl, stir cake mix, water, 1/2 cup melted butter, the eggs and lemon peel just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar, 1/4 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.
  • Frost cupcakes with frosting.
Servings: 12
Author: Betty Crocker


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  1. 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. 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 😉

  4. 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…(**)

  5. 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.

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

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