Our cake mix muffins are loaded with a zingy lemon flavor and topped with a sweet glaze that makes them a delight for a morning treat.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Total Time30 minutesmins
Keyword: Cake Mix Muffins Recipe
15.25ounceslemon cake mix
⅔cuphalf and half
Lemon zest,optional garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare two muffin tins with cooking spray or cupcake liners.
Whisk together the cake mix, flour, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl.
Use a hand or stand mixer to beat in the eggs, half and half, and oil just until combined. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and beat for about 1 minute or until ingredients are combined but slightly lumpy.Beat only for about 1 minute or until everything is combined but slightly lumpy.
Scoop the muffin mix into the prepared muffin tins, filling each about ⅔ full with batter.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the muffin tins and allowing them to cool on a cooling rack.
To make the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until a thin glaze forms.
Drizzle over the muffins and top with lemon zest, optional.
Use a fresh lemon for the zest and juice in this recipe, and you will have a deliciously bright, tart flavor.
Don’t overmix the muffin batter. You don’t want to have flour lumps or dry spots in it, but overmixing it can cause the muffins to be dense and not rise well.
Scoop the muffins into the tins as soon as the batter is mixed, so it doesn’t over-thicken. You may have difficulty with the batter if you let it set after you’ve mixed it up.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your lemon cake mix muffins at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
Make the glaze after the muffins have come out of the oven and cooled slightly. You can drizzle the glaze over the muffins while they are still slightly warm to the touch, but you don’t want to put it on the muffins while they are hot as it will likely run off or get soaked into the muffins.