Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist homemade lemon cupcakes topped off with lemon curd cream cheese frosting. A fun and flavorful dessert, perfect for any spring or summer occasion!

Lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m beyond excited that spring has finally sprung around here. The leaves literally popped in a matter of a day or two recently. The weather couldn’t be more amazing, outside of some rainy days here or there. Not a huge deal. I’d rather rain than snow! The only downside to spring is the bugs. And it’s not even mosquitoes, because those you can typically spray for or use some kind of treatment or whatever – both on yourself and yard. But the May flies are seriously the worst.

I’ll be outside a lot this spring for softball and baseball and I seriously cannot handle the bugs. They generally don’t bite but they’re a huge nuisance. I’m always the person waving my hands around just trying to keep the bugs away. I don’t know how people can manage to not be bothered but things buzzing around them. My solution… a mini tent that has mesh sides! It’s perfect for sitting or standing – literally just hanging out watching spring sports. I can’t wait for it to arrive. It’s so silly to be excited about spending hours upon hours inside of a tent, but it means bug free time. If I have to be outside – it needs to be bug free. Fingers crossed it works well and isn’t too unruly. It folds flat but then you have to twist it to package it back up. I’m sure it’ll be comical to watch me folding this thing until I get the hang of it!

I just started watching the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Everyone I know that’s watched it has absolutely loved it. I mean completely raved about it while also stating how creepy it is compared to what we’re dealing with in our country currently, and even the world. I may have to cave and pay for Hulu to watch season 2. I’m not sure I’ll be able to wait until it’s available elsewhere, since that’ll easily be next year at this rate. Have you watched it yet?

Lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Once spring rolls around… or even before then, to be completely honest, I get become so obsessed with lemon flavored goodies. Gimme everything lemon flavored! Maybe it’s the bright cheer color after a long dreary winter. Or maybe it’s the pop of flavor. Though it’s probably a bit of both! Can you blame me for wanting something bright and cheery after the winters we have in New England?

These cupcakes are perfect for anyone craving lemon. A perfect pop of citrus flavor.

Moist homemade lemon cupcakes topped off with lemon curd cream cheese frosting. This frosting is insanely good. It’s not a bold slap in the face lemon flavor. It’s a nice subtle lingering flavor. Mellow, refreshing and absolutely perfect. Oh, and let’s not forget the garnish – totally optional but definitely a fun addition!

If you love lemon treats as much as I do, be sure to add these homemade lemon cupcakes to your baking plans asap! Psst… they’d be a perfect dessert for Mother’s Day or upcoming graduation parties!

Lemon cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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