Chocolate Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Butter cream

Lemon and chocolate…. Two strong ingredients but when mixed in right proportion, it is a marriage made in Heaven.

You shall need: [Makes 12]

For cup cake-

1 cup… Maids/ AP Flour

3/4 cup… Castor Sugar

1/3 cup… Cocoa powder

1/2 tsp… Baking soda

1/2 tsp… baking powder

1 tbsp.. Lemon rind

Pinch of salt

1/2 tsp… Lemon essence

2 tbsp… Fresh Lemon Juice

2… Eggs

1/2 cup… Oil

For the Butter cream-

1/2 cup… Butter [Room temperature]

1 cup… Castor sugar

1 tbsp… Lemon rind

1.5 tbsp… Lemon Juice

few drops of yellow color


  • In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder and salt with a fork.
  • Add the lemon juice, essence and rind.
  • Add the oil and eggs.
  • Beat for about 2 min until nice and fluffy.
  • Add a few tbsp of cold water if the batter is too thick. We need a ribbon consistency.
  • Line cup cake tray and fill it upto 3/4 level and bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 12-15 min or until skewer comes out clean.
  • Let them cook completely.
  • For the frosting, cream the butter and sugar until nice and pale.
  • Add the lemon juice, rind and color.
  • Mix until amalgamated.
  • Apply frosting on the cup cakes when they are completely cooled.
chocolate lemon cup cake with Lemon buttercream frosting
chocolate lemon cup cake with Lemon butter-cream frosting

To make them eggless, please use one of the replacements as mentioned here.


Sending this to:

at Zesty South Indian kitchen

Untitled-1 at Nivedhanam brain child of Nupur

at Sumee’s Culinary

at Simply Sensational food

at Jagruti’s space

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