This mouthwatering Double Lemon Jello Pudding Poke Cupcakes Recipe is an easy dessert for a baker of any level of experience who wants to wow their guests or just satisfy their citrusy sweet tooth! If you are a fan of lemon candy as much as I am you may be able to eat these all day and not bat an eye!
Double Lemon Jello Pudding Poke Cupcakes Recipe
Easy Pudding Dessert Recipes
Making the lemon cake alone would be delicious and a fine place to end this post in my opinion, but then again, I am crazy for anything lemon-flavored! But when you add the pudding in, oh boy this recipe gets so soft it should be in its own dimension with other soft fluffy things.
Jello Poke Cake Cupcakes
When you make jello poke cake cupcakes, they become super moist and richer than your typical cupcakes. If you are asking if you can make a cake into cupcakes, the answer is of course you can! But how about, asking if you can turn a pudding poke cake recipe into a pudding poke cake cupcake recipe!
How To Make Easy Poke Cupcakes
Adding pudding into the cupcakes is where the magic happens! Watch how easy it is to make these lemon cupcakes with homemade lemon buttercream frosting:
Poke Cake Cupcakes
The best part is you don’t have to be Martha Stewart to make this recipe for poke cake cupcakes! Just follow the directions on the box of cake mix and mix up the pudding. There is something therapeutic about making and filling those holes with that glorious and bouncy pudding treat fit for royalty!
Lemon Poke Cupcake Ingredients:
• 1 lemon boxed cake mix
• 1/2 cup water
• 1/3 cup avocado oil
• 1 3.9 ounce package of lemon instant pudding
• 1 cup milk
• 3 eggs, room temperature
How to Make Poke Cake Cupcakes:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners. In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, water, eggs, and oil. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on low speed for 1 minute and then on medium for 1 minute.
Step 2: Fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 18-20 minutes or until it springs back when touched. Let cool.
Step 3: In a small bowl, add pudding and milk. Whisk together until smooth.
Step 4: Using a wooden spoon or chopstick, poke several, well-spaced holes in the cooled cupcakes.
Step 5: Using a pastry bag filled with the pudding, pipe into the holes, just to the top.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
• ½ cup salted butter, softened
• ½ cup shortening
• 4 cups powdered sugar
• ¼ cup half and half
• 1 teaspoon lemon extract
Directions for the lemon buttercream frosting:
Step 2: Add in the half and half and lemon extract and beat until light and fluffy. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half, 1 tablespoon at a time. Place in a piping bag and frost cupcakes. Add white sugar pearls for decoration.
That about does it for my Double Lemon Jello Pudding Poke Cupcakes Recipe. I hope you enjoyed reading through this as much as I did writing it! The recipe card at the bottom of the page is the condensed version of this post so feel free to use it to your advantage.