Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting are moist and buttery.
The cupcakes are made with a box of yellow cake mix. Frosting is made from scratch.
Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cupcakes bake in less than 30 minutes (oven temps may vary).
Perfect dessert for any occasion.
EDITOR’S NOTE (September 28, 2021): Updated Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe and instructions. Added two new photos.
The homemade from scratch Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is a variation of a tasty tangy recipe I discovered on Allrecipes.
Yellow food coloring is omitted in my adjusted recipe. Also decreased amount of confectioners sugar.
This recipe is a variation of my super popular Cream Cheese Pound Cake. I’m often asked if the recipe can be used to make cupcakes. That popular question was the inspiration for this recipe.
Technically, this recipe is not a pound cake. The original recipe Cream Cheese Pound Cake is slightly heavy. The weight is the inspiration for the name “pound cake.”
What is a pound cake?
According to wikipedia.org, a pound cake is a made with a pound of each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.Pound cakes are usually baked in a loaf or bundt pan. Although delicious plain, it’s good coated with a light glaze, frosting or dusted with powdered sugar.
Place two cupcake liners in the muffin tin’s cups. The cake batter is heavy. Two cups are stronger than one.
LEMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
The tasty frosting is tangy-sweet and creamy. Easy to make with a few ingredients.
HELPFUL COOKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS
Mise en place is a super time saver. This French cooking term translates as “putting in place.” It means prepping/measuring ingredients and chopping food before you start cooking. It’s the perfect way to get organized and avoid missing an ingredient or missing a step in the instructions.
Keep notes that include ingredients omitted, favorite substitutions and creative twists.
Notes will be very helpful the next time you make this recipe.