Of all the cupcakes we made these were my favorite!! The lemon was just so PERFECT!! The cupcake was super moist and the frosting was delicious...and that strawberry on top was just the perfect touch!
Perfectly Lemon Cupcakes
1 package lemon cake mix
1 C sour cream
3/4 C water
3/4 C oil
1 small package lemon instant pudding
Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Mix well for a few minutes. This batter is pretty thick so don't think you did something wrong when it turns out that way! Scoop evenly into lined cupcake tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if they’re done.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, very soft
6-8 C powdered sugar
1/2 C fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (i used the zest from 2 lemons and used the juice from these lemons plus bottle lemon juice to make 1/2 cup as needed above)