Lemon Lime Cupcakes

Lemon Lime Cupcakes are loaded with fresh citrus flavor, both in the cake and fluffy buttercream frosting. They’re sure to make your summer a little more amazing!

Lemon Lime Cupcakes have fresh zest throughout the cake. The lemon lime buttercream is absolutely gorgeous!

If you follow My Baking Addiction on a regular basis, you may have realized that I’ve taken about a month off, but I definitely didn’t leave you hangin’.

I had a few recipes like these Grilled Garlic Basil Shrimp ready in advance and then I enlisted the help of some of my favorite blogging friends to create amazing and delicious recipes to share with you.

These No Bake Pineapple Cheesecakes and Banana Nutella Cupcakes are just couple of the recipes that were shared while I was basking in the Florida sun.

Lemon Lime Cupcakes are perfect for a summer party. Refreshing with your favorite citrus flavors!

We try to head to Boca Grande, Florida at least twice per year – once in the spring and again in the fall. And each time we’ve been, I’ve worked while we were there. Yep, worked while on vacation. Between writing posts, social media, and emails, I’d wake up early and try to get the tasks for the day completed before we hit the beach, but let’s be real, a vacation is just not a vacation when you have to set an alarm every morning.

I definitely want Elle to know her mama works hard, but I also want her to know that mama plays hard too. Being attached to a laptop while on vacation, just isn’t the type of memories we’re trying to create.

This time, we were gone for two full weeks and the only work related thing I did was schedule Facebook shares from my phone and took a 5 minute conference call from the beach. And let me tell you, it was glorious.

Lemon Lime Cupcakes have just the right amount of tart and sweetness. Delightful!

I came back feeling refreshed, creative, and well, like I just spent two weeks at the beach. We’ve already booked our trip for fall and I plan on doing absolutely zero work while we’re there. I’m pretty sure I can make it happen!

While we were on the island, we all kind of developed a love for the lemonade and limeade served at the local restaurants. So when we got home, one of the first recipes I baked up were these Lemon Lime Cupcakes.

I used Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for Perfect Party Cake – this is undoubtedly my favorite cake – ever, I also used Dorie’s recipe for Vanilla Bean Cupcakes and those are also all kinds of delish.

Lemon Lime Cupcakes are the dessert that'll wake up your mouth. So delicious!

This time, I added loads of freshly grated lemon and lime zest and topped the cupcakes with a generous swirl lemon-lime buttercream. If you want to get a little fancy, you can add a small slice of lemon or lime to the top of each cupcake just before serving – yellow or green sanding sugar would also be lovely.

This Lemon Lime Cupcakes recipe are fluffy, delicious, and totally perfect for summer! They may even quench our craving for island lemonade until fall. Give them a try, I’m pretty certain you’ll love them as much as we do.

For more delicious summer cupcake recipes, be sure to check out these Coconut Cupcakes and Easy Strawberry Cupcakes.

Lemon Lime Cupcakes will satisfy your citrus craving all summer long. Each bite tastes like sunshine!

40 Responses to “Lemon Lime Cupcakes”

  1. Marina — June 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

    These look perfect! Can’t go wrong with a classic combo like lemon and lime :) 


    • Jamie — June 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thank you, Marina! I agree!

  2. Mary — June 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

    These look beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing!


    • Jamie — June 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      You’re welcome, Mary!

  3. Ooh I love the idea of this combo! So summery and fun! Quick question: what program/app do you use to schedule facebook shares? Would love to know :-)


    • Jamie — June 10, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Hello. I typically just use Facebook to schedule shares, no program or app. Sometimes I’ll use Facebook Mentions to schedule something if I am away from my computer, I like that much better than pages. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Deb|EastofEdenCooking — June 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Citrus desserts are a personal favorite! Combining lemon and lime has my undivided attention, sublime.


    • Jamie — June 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thank you, Deb! I love it, too!

  5. Adriana Ruiz — June 10, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I have like a thousand limes at home but no lemon, do you think I could do it just with lime?


    • Jamie — June 10, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Hi, Adriana! Of course you could! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. It’s so hot in Denver right now and this looks like a great treat to beat the heat! 


    • Jamie — June 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      That sounds perfect, Lauren! I hope you like them!

  7. ReneeWells — June 12, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Jamie,

    Citrus is my favorite flavor. The sweet, sour and tart combine to make a refreshing flavor. Hence, I always look for recipes with orange, lemon and lime. Bookmarked and off this goes into my to-do list.

    I usually make several recipes when I bake and store them in the freezer or fridge. What is the best way to store this?

    Thanks for sharing.



    • Jamie — June 12, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Hi, Renee! For cupcakes, I would wrap each unfrosted cupcake individually and freeze them. After defrosting, then you can put the icing on. I hope you enjoy them!

  8. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — June 12, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    It always feels good to leave the work at home. I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Florida! I love the combination of both lemon and lime in these cupcakes. I wish I had one for dessert!


    • Jamie — June 13, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thank you, Ashley! xxoo

  9. Oh, girl, these are gorgeous for summer! Love the combo of lemon and lime!


    • Jamie — June 13, 2016 at 10:32 am

      Thank you, Sandy! I hope you enjoy them!

  10. Lorayne D'Antonio — June 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Jamie these cupcakes look gorgeous!! They’re like a picture of sunshine. I love that you put slices of lemon and lime on the buttercream frosting for that extra WOW factor. Can’t wait to try these!!


    • Jamie — June 13, 2016 at 10:31 am

      Thank you, Lorayne! I hope you like them!

  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 13, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Lemon Lime flavor deserves more attention.  I love that you lemon limed these cupcakes.  YUM~


    • Jamie — June 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Thank you, Lori! xxoo

  12. Jessica - The Novice Chef — June 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    These are seriously gorgeous cupcakes!! I have a lemon and a lime on the counter – must make these!


    • Jamie — June 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      I hope you like them, Jessica! xxoo

  13. Kathy Carlson — June 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I was in a candy store with my grandbabies and found some tiny candy lemon and lime slices. They’ll be perfect for these. How did you know I was CRAVING lemon or lime? Now I get both! thank you!


    • Jamie — June 16, 2016 at 11:15 am

      I hope you and your grandchildren enjoy them, Kathy!

  14. Sweet Treats by Dani — June 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

    always a great flavour combo! and those cupcake liners are just too perfect :D


    • Jamie — June 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Dani!

  15. roopa — June 18, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Hi, Jamie

    These cupcakes look gorgeous and so so so yummy !!  I Can’t wait now, I will definitely  try these !!  Thank  you so much for sharing this Amazing  Recipe.


    • Jamie — June 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      You’re welcome, Roopa!

  16. Cathy @ Noble Pig — June 21, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    The best of the citrus world in one bite!


    • Jamie — June 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

      I agree, Cathy! xxoo

  17. Lynda S. — June 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

    These look beautiful and delicious! Thanks for sharing!


    • Jamie — June 26, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Thank you, Lynda!

  18. Tina Basu — June 29, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Aww… They look so pretty and cute, I love cakes and tarts with lemon. Thanks for sharing 


    • Jamie — June 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      You’re welcome, Tina!

  19. Buthainah — July 13, 2016 at 4:39 am

    If i wanna do the have amount of these lemon lime cake, shall i use half of each ingredient ??
    Because some recipes we cant change the quantity !


    • Jamie — July 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Hi, Buthainah! If you would like to half the recipe, definitely half each ingredient. I hope you enjoy them!

  20. Sahar — November 27, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Made it for the first time tonight. So easy and yet soooooo delicious!


    • Jamie — November 27, 2016 at 8:20 am

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Sahar! Thank you!

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