Lemon Shamrock Cupcakes and Cupcakes! Giveaway

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Luscious lemon cupcakes topped with lemon cream cheese frosting, sprinkles and a cute gumdrop shamrock. 

Liz, the Cupcake Lady at Hoosier Homemade, has a fun new eBook, Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness.


In “Cupcakes! 12 Months of Happiness” you will find a cupcake for each month that is sure to please children and adults alike. Some of them were inspired from Cupcake Tuesday and some are from the Cupcake Chronicles Newsletter. But all of them are newly designed to make them easy and kid-friendly.

Liz gave me a copy of Cupcakes! to review and cute, easy-to-make shamrock cupcakes are the March cupcake. The adorable bunny and pretty flower cupcakes would also be perfect for spring. I made lemon cupcakes with a lemon cream cheese frosting, but you could use any flavor you liked best.

Yield: 18-24 cupcakes

Lemon Shamrock Cupcakes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • 1 white cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice powder
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 eggs

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Lemon Cupcakes

  1. Combined cake mix and lemon juice powder. Add buttermilk, oil and eggs and mix and bake according to package directions.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, add the lemon juice powder and powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Add more powdered sugar if necessary to get a thick spreadable frosting.


Liz also offered to giveaway one copy of Cupcakes! to one lucky Barbara Bakes’ reader. To enter just leave a comment on this post before before Thursday, March 22 at noon, MST, and tell me what is your favorite way to dress up a cupcake.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure your email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email.

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