Lemon Cupcake Day – December 15, 2021

Lemon Cupcake Day – December 15, 2021

Lemon Cupcake Day is on December 15 each year. A day that’s all about bite-sized pieces of heaven filled with lemony goodness? Sign us up! Out of all the cupcakes in the world, the humble lemon cupcake remains our favorite. A little bit sweet, a little tart — the distinctive taste of lemon cupcakes is hard to beat. There’s something about them that immediately reminds us of summer afternoons at home. And we love how there’s a day dedicated to this unassuming cake in a cup.


Who invented Lemon Cupcake Day? Nobody knows for sure, but we’re glad someone did. What we know is that cupcakes have been around a while. The United States can lay some claim to inventing cupcakes. One of the earliest mentions of a “cupcake” was in 1796 as a recipe notation. In her book “American Cookery,” Amelia Simmons mentions “a light cake to bake in small cups” in her notes.

Soon, baking tiny cakes in their own molds became an easy and popular method with cooks everywhere. Cupcakes were the perfect dessert. Quick to make, easy on waistlines. They were the quintessential snack cake everyone needed.

Would a coffee run be complete without cupcakes? You must be joking, for sure. Is a kids’ birthday party even a party without cupcakes? The world thinks not.

But if it’s a classic you seek, nothing can beat the unadulterated flavor of the humble lemon cupcake. Typically made with standard cupcake ingredients but with lemon-flavored batter, it’s comfort food at its finest. And this is why we celebrate Lemon Cupcake Day each year on 15 December. Not only for how great they taste, but how happy they make us.