gluten free lemon poppers
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Gluten-Free Lemon Poppers

If you crave the taste of a glazed cake donut, these lemon poppers are for you! These gluten-free lemon poppers are like a little taste of sunshine.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free lemon cake, gluten-free lemon cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 48 cupcakes
Calories 82kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free



  • 1 box of gluten-free yellow cake mix I like Pillsbury Gluten-Free
  • 1 box of gluten-free lemon pudding mix I like Jell-O
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce I buy the snack cups which are the perfect size


  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Combine the gluten-free cake mix, gluten-free pudding mix, eggs, applesauce and oil and blend well with an electric mixer until smooth (batter will be sticky).
  • Fill each mini muffin tin 3/4 way with batter. I like to use a cookie scoop.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Make glaze while poppers are baking.
  • To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, oil, water, lemon juice and zest in a medium bowl. Mix with a spoon until smooth.
  • Dip the poppers into the glaze while they're still warm, covering as much of the cake as possible, or spoon the glaze over the warm cupcakes, turning them to completely coat. Place on wire racks with waxed paper underneath to catch any drips. Let the glaze set thoroughly, before storing in containers with tight-fitting lids.


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Recipe adapted from Paula Deen's Lemon Blossoms.
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Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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