Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Found this recipe in an email from Kraft Foods.

Lemon-Cream Cheese Cupcakes


Total Time: 1 hr 34 min
Prep: 10 min
Servings: 24 servings

What You Need:
-1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
-1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding
-1 cup water
-4 egg whites
-2 Tbsp. oil
-1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
-1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
-2 Tbsp. lemon juice
-1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar

Make It:

-HEAT oven to 350ºF.

-BEAT first 5 ingredients in large bowl with mixer on low speed until moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Beat on medium speed 2 min. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.

-BAKE 21 to 24 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.

-BEAT cream cheese, butter and juice with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended. Spread onto cupcakes.

Kraft Kitchens Tips
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.

Special Extra
Blend 1 tsp. lemon zest into frosting before spreading onto cupcakes.



  1. Sounds yummy! I may have to try these. Love your blog and sounds like you guys had a blast at Creative Estates!

  2. Those sound soooo good. I've got coffee to go with them!

  3. Why yes, I DO love lemon cupcakes!!

  4. I have some lemon pudding in my pantry that I was wondering what in the world to do with. These will be perfect. I love Kraft foods - simple recipes and oh so good. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yummy! So good. Looks really delicious. :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. oh these look so yummy! Dave loves lemon anything so I will have to try these out:)

  7. What a CUTE and HAPPY blog you have!
    Popped over from Gina's blog!
    Love reading about your FUN time at Creative Estates!

  8. hiya , that receipe sounds yummy ,just as yummy as the blog name , the answer is chocolate which is where i came her from , i am your newest follower , hope you will stop by mine too x

  9. These look and sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

  10. How good do these look! I love baking jello and pudding flavors into cakes. Delicious!

    I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime and become a follower, as well! I host a new linky party each week called So Sweet Sundays, and this recipe would be perfect to share with everyone! :)


  11. tempting...they look like they would be SO tasty yummy delicious!

  12. I gave these cupcakes a go yesterday. I thought I had some lemon pudding on hand but didn't so I ended up using a lemon cake mix and vanilla pudding. The frosting with the lemon juice added a great lemon flavor too. Thanks for sharing.


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