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Lemon Ginger Power Cupcakes

These cupcakes contain both lemon juice and lemon zest and both fresh ginger and ground ginger - and the frosting has lemon and ginger, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cupcake recipe, lemon ginger cupcakes, lemon ginger frosting
Servings: 10 cupcakes
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Stef


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup minced Mann's Power Blend about 4 ounces

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground ginger.
  • Mix in sugar and butter until fully combined.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in lemon juice.
  • Fold in fresh ginger, lemon zest, and Power Blend.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Frosting Directions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time and continue to mix on high speed for about three minutes until the frosting is airy, scraping down the side of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in lemon zest, salt, and ground ginger until fully combined.
  • Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.



Power Blend can be found in Missouri at Dierbergs Markets, Schnucks, and Wal-Mart.
If you can't find Mann's Power Blend near you, ask your produce manager. In a pinch, you can use any blend of greens such as Kale and Kohlrabi.
Double the frosting recipe if you like large swirls.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.4mg