Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes

These Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes are the perfect Spring or Summer dessert with a sweet tangy filling inside a light lemon vanilla sour cream cupcake. For more cupcake ideas like these try our other creative cupcake ideas

Lemon Curd Filled Cupcakes

We recently had a party and my friend’s favorite flavor is Lemon Curd. I usually make her Lemon Bars.  This time I wanted something a little different. The cupcakes are filled with lemon curd with a delicious lemon cake and Vanilla Frosting with some pretty yellow sparkle sugar. For more lemony goodness visit this page.

How to Display Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes

I make the lemon curd in advance. I make enough that I can freeze it for later use. You can also use these cute cupcake flags.

You can get some yellow polka dot balloons, some fun confetti for the table and then print off the cupcake flags and decorate them, which will create a fun mood and party atmosphere.

Serve them with some lemonade served in pretty mason jars and cute straws.  You can also display them on a pretty cake pedestal and place on a sideboard or buffet table with some paper doilies. This will make a beautiful dessert bar.

Lemon Curd Cupcake Recipe

Sunny Lemon Curd Filled Cupcake
Print Pin
5 from 5 votes

Sunny Lemon Lime Cupcakes

These Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes are the perfect Spring or Summer dessert with a sweet tangy filling inside a light lemon vanilla sour cream cupcake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon cupcakes, Lemon Curd, lemon lime cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 499kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 1 stick of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup lemon curd (recipe above)


  • 2 sticks Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Cups Sifted Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla (or lemon extract)


  • Cream the butter and add sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until creamy and well blended. Add eggs one at a time,scraping bowl. Alternate dry ingredients with the sour cream and mix well. Fold in lemon zest.
  • Fill 12 cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake for 20 -22 min until done.
  • Remove from pan to cool.
  • Once Cool remove middle of cupcake with cupcake corer or apple corer.
  • Fill with Lemon Curd.

To Frost

  • Place butter in Electric Mixer and beat.
  • Add Sifted sugar 1 cup at a time.
  • Add milk as needed.
  • Add salt and extract.
  • Frost Cupcakes. Add Sprinkles.


Lime curd would also be delicious in these! Use finely grated zest to decorate the frosting.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Sunny Lemon Curd Filled Cupcake

If you still can’t get enough of this sunny lemony goodness

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Instant Pot Lemon Curd Cheesecake 

More Lemon Recipes

Lemon Cream cheese bundt cake

Sunny Lemon Curd Cupcakes perfect for a spring or summer dessert filled with tangy lemon curd

Similar Posts


  1. 5 stars
    Genius! Adding the lemon curd into the batter makes these cupcakes so lemon-y without the messy filling in the middle. My new favorite lemon recipe!

Leave a Reply

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

Recipe Rating