Lemon Sunrise Muffins

I'm a huge fan of lemon...lemon cake, lemon cookies, lemon candy, lemon pie.  You name it, I'm there!!  However, I had never made lemon muffins before until my oldest daughter had a friend stay the night.  We got up needing something fresh and yummy to wake us up for the day.  I looked through the cabinets and found a lemon cake mix and lemon pudding mix.  Hmmmm...  After a few minutes I thought, why not?  I created a simple lemon muffin with crumble topping and lemon pudding glaze.  I think they were a hit.  My oldest daughter ate 3 fresh out of the oven.  Hope they make your morning as happy as ours!!

(printable recipe)

18 muffins:
1 lemon cake mix
1/2 box (3.5 oz) lemon pudding
3/4 c. water
3 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil

1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/2 stick of butter or margarine, diced
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 box (3.5 oz.) lemon pudding
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp. milk

Mix muffin ingredients together until fully combined.  Fill paper muffin papers 3/4 full.  Mix all topping ingredients together with fork until crumbly.  Sprinkle 1 tsp. over muffins before baking.  Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned. Top with glaze while warm and serve.

Source: a Mandatory Mooch original

This recipe is linked up to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!


  1. thanks for linking up to heavenly Treats Sunday! I love anything with lemons!

  2. Oh this looks like something my hubby will just love! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These muffins sound delicious! I'm a lemon fan too! I would love to have share these at Mom's Test Meal Mondays! I'm also hosting a giveaway this week with 10 amazing prizes! I hope you'll join the party!

    Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen

    1. Thanks, Jaime. I have linked up and added you to my linky parties list. Nichi

  4. these sound delish! stopping by from Mom's Test Meal Mondays and also Sweet Confessions Sunday. I love all things lemon :)

  5. Lemon is my favorite right next to chocolate and over the last few weeks have been having the lemon craving. These muffins look amazing and simple enough for me to try.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up your recipe at my Pin Party.


    1. Thanks, Sarah. I have linked up and added you to my linky parties list. Nichi

  6. those muffins look wonderful! I love lemon.

  7. Wow that glaze makes me want to gobble one right up! How can you not love a muffin that has Sunrise in the name? Great job!

  8. Oh my, this looks delicious! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors and I'm always looking for new recipes. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  9. Hi Nicci! These lemon muffins sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday and vote your 3 favorites! Cindy @ Cindys Recipes

  10. Can I have one . . . right now! I love lemon! Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great week!

  11. Yum! This sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!



  12. Yum! These look tasty! We are featuring you on our facebook page. Thanks for linking up in the Crafty Showcase!

    Susie @Bowdabra

  13. Drool! This looks like sunshine in a muffin! Thank you so much for contributing this to the link party at mommy's sweet confessions! See you at the next one!

  14. LOVE lemon anything. Can't wait to try these. Found you through the hop and glad I did. I'm your new follower, I'll be back to see what else yo have in store! Karen @ BakingInATornado

  15. MMMM! LOVE LEMON!!!! Pinned to my "yummo to make" board. Thanks, cuz!

  16. I love lemon and I love muffins. This looks like another great recipe! Thanks for linking up at D&S!

  17. Ahh, lemon. I love anything lemon. I'll be pinning this and sharing the pin on Facebook at OneCreativeMommydotcom. Feel free to stop by OneCreativeMommy.com and grab a featured button. Thanks for linking this up!

  18. These look delicious! =)
    Im always looking for new muffin recipes!

  19. I adore lemon, but I honestly hadn't ever thought of making lemon muffins. I will definitely be trying these out- pinning so I don't forget!
    Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes- we hope you'll keep coming back as we take it over!


Thank you for leaving a comment, I appreciate you taking the time, and read every one!