Lemon Mini Muffins Recipe

Lemon Mini Muffins


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (for topping)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (also for topping)

How to make Lemon Mini Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line mini muffin tins with paper liners (this recipe makes 2-doz.). In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.

  2. In a large Bowl, beat 1/4 cup softened butter and 2/3 cup sugar until well blended. Add egg; beat until smooth. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and lemon extract and lemon zest. Add flour mixture; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. The batter will be very thick...almost like cookie dough.

  3. Using two spoons, drop a rounded scoops of about 1 Tbs of batter into each muffin cup. Bake 12 minutes or until barely golden. Cool in pan 3 minutes; remove from pan. While muffins are still warm, dip tops of warm muffins into melted butter and then into sugar.

  4. These are best served the day they are made.

  • Unboundset
    Unboundset says

    I don't know if this is really opensourcefood worthy, but I get asked to make these all the time and I am forever loosing the paper with the recipe written on it, so I thought I would put it here.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    what are u talking about , these are beautiful. the butter and the lemon work gorgeous together

  • Unboundset
    Unboundset says

    Thank you JaiLovesCake. I guess I'm just so bored with them.

  • KamanKaman
    KamanKaman says

    looks amazing!@

  • CertifiedEater
    CertifiedEater says

    The recipe sounds drool-worthy.

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