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Lemon Pound Cake Muffins

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pound cake muffins
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 39 minutes
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 141kcal
These sweet little lemon muffins are moist and flavorful. Delicious with or without poppy seeds.
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  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds optional
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup Tate+Lyle┬« Organic Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream any fat content
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 zest of lemon about 1 teaspoon


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 375*F.
  • Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or spray lightly with cooking spray. I used a silicone mini muffin pan and did not need to use cooking spray or liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar, then continue to beat until light and fluffy (1-2 minutes).
  • Add eggs (one at a time), then sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon zest. Blend until well combined.
  • Slowly pour in the bowl of flour and blend just until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop batter (using a cookie scoop if available) into prepared pan.
  • Bake mini muffins 12-14 minutes. Bake full sized muffins 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove muffins from pan (after a few minutes) and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  • Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice to create a glaze, then dip the tops of the muffins in the glaze. Allow glaze to set (10 minutes or so).


I used Tate+Lyle® sugar as listed, but feel free to use your choice of granulated sugar.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg