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Gluten-Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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Gluten-Free Lemon Lover's Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
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Stir up Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix with fresh lemon to create delicious cupcakes.
Updated Jul 31, 2019

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

  • 2 cups gluten-free powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Steps

  • 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, 1/2 cup melted butter, the eggs and lemon peel just until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    Grate only the bright yellow portion of the lemon peel for best flavor. The "pith," or white part of the skin, is bitter.
  • tip 3
    Betty’s mixes won gold. The Edison Best New Product Awards are given annually and are voted on by a not-for-profit group. Enjoy this recipe using one of the mixes.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 50g Total Carbohydrate, 35g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
35g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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