Recipes and Cooking Berry-Lemon Cupcakes 5.0 (1) 1 Review Even more in busy summer months than the rest of the year, we appreciate baking shortcuts like starting with a box of cake mix. This summer cupcake recipe uses a boxed lemon cake mix and adds fresh berries for all of summer's best flavors in one individually-portioned dessert. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 4, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hr Servings: 24 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 package lemon-flavor cake mix (2-layer size) 1 ½ cup chopped fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, or fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 recipe Buttercream Frosting Lemon zest strips Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter among prepared cups. In a small bowl toss berries with flour; sprinkle over batter. Bake 20 minutes or until tops are light brown and spring back when lightly touched. Let cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely on rack. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with zest and additional berries. Makes 24 cupcakes. Buttercream Frosting In an extra-large bowl beat 1 cup softened butter with a mixer on medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. heavy cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp. almond extract (optional), and a dash salt; beat on low until combined. Gradually beat in 3 cups powdered sugar just until combined. Beat on medium speed 5 minutes or until fluffy, scraping bowl as needed. Add additional 1 Tbsp. heavy cream; beat on high 1 minute more. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 243 Calories 10g Fat 38g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 243 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 22mg 7% Sodium 208mg 9% Total Carbohydrate 38g 14% Total Sugars 29g Protein 1g Vitamin C 5.8mg 29% Calcium 37mg 3% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 32mg 1% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 14.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.