Sweet Lemon Muffins With Quick Lemon Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 1 dozen


For the muffins:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon salted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Place paper liners in the cups of a standard muffin pan and set it aside.  In a medium-size bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together then set bowl aside.  In another small bowl, combine cooled, melted butter with milk, eggs and extracts. 

2.  Make a well in the center of your dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon, mix until a wet batter forms. (There may be a few small lumps and that's okay, they will work themselves out as the muffins bake.) 

3. Fill the paper liners 2/3 of the way full with batter and place in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove baking pan from oven and allow muffins to cool completely on a rack.

4. Combine the sifted powdered sugar in and lemon juice in a small bowl and make the lemon glaze.  Use a decorating bottle or a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the cooled muffins. Allow the glaze just a few minutes to set up. 

5. Serve with fresh brewed coffee or tea and enjoy!

Recipe from A Little Fish in the Kitchen Blog at www.alittlefishinthekitchen.com. All content is owned by Marcelle G. Bolton. Please contact the author for permission to republish.