Lemon-Cranberry Cupcakes

I am in such a cranberry mood. I love cranberries in all their forms, but I love adding dried cranberries to practically everything- stuffing, cookies, and best of all, Cupcakes. 

Lemon Cranberry Cupcakes

1 box Lemon Cake Mix – Yes, I take the easy way out sometimes
1 C Sour Cream or Plain Yogurt
1/3 C Vegetable Oil
3 Large eggs
1 T Lemon Juice
1/2-3/4 C Dried Cranberries

Preheat oven to 350*

Prepare Cupcake Batter – Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl on low for 30 seconds, then medium for another 2 minutes or so, making sure to scrap down the sides of the bowl periodically. Scoop about 1/3 of a cup of batter into papered or prepared muffin pan. Bake about 17 minutes.

Creamy Lemon Frosting

3T Butter, room temperature
3 oz Cream Cheese, room temp
2 C Confectioner’s (powdered) Sugar, sifted
1 t Lemon Juice
1 t Lemon Zest

Cream Butter and Cream Cheese together til fluffy. Add the sugar, lemon and zest, and whip til light and fluffy. Spread on cooled Cupcakes, and sprinkle with a few extra cranberries…enjoy!

Speaking of Sweet, just as I was doing this post, I got an email from Sonia telling me she was awarding me with a Sweet Treat Award! How cool is that?

So now I am going to bestow my award on a few new(ish) to me bloggers, who I am SO looking forward to getting to know! Natalie, Jen, and Sharon! Email me for your code!

Recipe Courtesy of  Inspired by:   Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor


  1. awww! thanks! my first blogaward. 🙂 send that code on over – i’m going to wear that proudly!

    that recipe sounds mighty tasty, too. mmmm.

  2. That sounds like a recipe I will definitely be trying out! I devour dried cranberries. I get the huge bag from Costco and we put them in everything. Even my kids love them.

  3. This sounds great. I hope I can remember to print this. I’ve been hooked on cranberry too. I made cranberry bread and it was YUMMY!

    (I promise I’m not stalking you….just catching up!)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.