Get zesty with National Lemon Cupcake Day in Sacramento

Try one of these local, citrusy confections to brighten up your day.

A bright yellow cupcake in front of a brick and mortar cupcake shop

Icing on the Cupcake’s midtown location is the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Dec. 15, 2023 is National Lemon Cupcake Day — you know the drill. We had to try Sac’s zestiest, bestiest cupcakes (yes, we really took one for the team, here).

A redheaded woman with bright pink framed glasses holds a lemon cupcake behind the bar of Pushkin's Bakery.

Pushkin’s Bakery offers a wide assortment of baked goods + sandwiches.

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Pushkin’s Bakery | 1820 29th St.
From Pushkin’s Midtown storefront, we bring to you — the Blueberry Lemon cupcake. This bakery is 100% gluten-free, and this cupcake also happens to be dairy-free. Yummy, and easy on the tummy.

A bright yellow lemon cupcake in front of a sign reading "Cupcake Craving" in red letters.

Cupcakes are actually good for you — maybe not your body, but definitely your mind + spirit.

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Cupcake Craving | 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 169
Founded by three friends in 2007, Cupcake Craving has two locations — one in Sacramento + one in Davis (113 E St.). We tried the Lemon Boost cupcake, made of lemon cake, lemon butter cream, and a tart lemon curd filling.

A bright yellow cupcake sits on a white marble table with a white paper cutout snowflake.

City Editor Madeline ate every single one of these cupcakes, with zero regrets.

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Icing on the Cupcake | 2416 J St.
This one really is the icing on the cake — the Pucker Up cupcake, to be exact. Lemon cake, lemon butter cream, lemon filling, and an adorable leaf garnish complete this confectionery perfection.

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