Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Last weekend 2 of our best friends in Berlin were moving apartment, we were of course roped in to helping so I thought it was the perfect occasion for baking! House-warming/moving motivation goodies of choice; Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting:


  • 120g of Plain Flour
  • 140g of Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 165g of Butter
  • 120ml of Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 4tsp of Ginger Powder
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp of Finely Grated Lemon Rind
  • 1tsp of Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C
  2. Prepare your bun tin with your paper cake cases for later
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together then add 40g of the butter and mix until crumbly
  4. In a jug thoroughly whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract together
  5. Pour the wet ingredients gradually into the dry ingredients whilst continually mixing until smooth
  6. Then add the ginger and mix in thoroughly
  7. Pour the mixture evenly into the cake cases
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes
  9. Once cooked allow to cool thoroughly
  10. Once cool cream the rest of the butter and icing sugar together then add the lemon rind and juice and mix
  11. Then use to decorate the top of the cupcakes, either by hand with a palette knife or use an icing bag

This week unfortunately my icing was not the best, this is because I still haven’t been bought an icing bag (hint hint boyfriend) and I had a small accident when getting the cupcakes out of the oven, a badly burnt hand. However it did not stop the baking and at least there was a treat to make me feel better! These Ginger Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting were definitely needed at the end of that moving day so it was a good job that they tasted delicious too, the lemon did over power the taste of the ginger a little but they were really tasty regardless. This recipe will definitely be made again in the future and I think that cupcake flavour experiments could be my new hobby!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen says:

    I concur that they were indeed delicious and muchly needed after a long day of moving! ❤ thanks chick!

    1. Hello You! No problem 🙂 Cannot wait for our first dinner in the new place!

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