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Double Lemon Jello Pudding Poke Cupcakes Recipe 2 cupcakes on a green napkin next to a cup of coffee in a white cup on a white saucer with a silver spoon

Double Lemon Jello Pudding Poke Cupcake Recipe

  • Author: Kelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cucpakes 1x


Easy to make lemon cupcakes with a hidden pudding surprise!


  • 1 lemon boxed cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 13.9 ounce package of lemon instant pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • ½ cup salted butter (softened)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


Directions For Cupcakes:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Step 3: In a small bowl, add pudding and milk. Whisk together until smooth.
  4. Step 4: Using a wooden spoon or chopstick, poke several, well-spaced holes in the cooled cupcakes.
  5. Step 5: Using a pastry bag filled with the pudding, pipe into the holes, just to the top.

Directions For Frosting:

  1. Step 1: In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and shortening. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar for 1 minute or until creamy.
  2. Step 2: Add in the half and half and lemon extract and beat until light and fluffy. If mixture is too thick, add more liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Step 3: Place in piping bag and frost cupcakes.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baking, buttercream, Cupcakes, dessert, easyrecipes, handmade, homemade, lemon

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