Lemon Cupcakes

Changing the theme, slightly, from chocolate cupcakes to cupcakes with no chocolate… Here is my exquisite recipe for Lemon Cupcakes:

Ingredients

  • 175g of Butter
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Flour
  • ½ tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • Zest of 2 Lemons (the ones I used were quite small)
  • 8 tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 100g of Icing Sugar
Lemon Cupcakes
Lemon Cupcakes

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (Fan) and put your cupcake cases into your tray
  2. Sift the sugar into a bowl and add 100g of the butter and cream until smooth
  3. Then sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix until crumbly
  4. Then add the eggs and whisk until smooth
  5. Finally add the zest of one lemon and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and combine
  6. Then spoon into your cupcake cases and bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked (the best way to tell is to gently push the cupcake and if it springs back, it is ready)
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled you can start on the frosting
  8. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the remaining butter
  9. Cream together until smooth
  10. Then add the zest of the other lemon and 4 tablespoons of lemon juice and mix thoroughly
  11. You can then use a palette knife or icing bag to decorate your cupcakes!
  12. If you have sugar decoration you can sprinkle this over the top to finish!

Chocolate rich cakes and puddings are always great and really delicious, but sometimes, just sometimes I would like something a little bit lighter and more refreshing.

These Lemon Cupcakes are just as much of a treat as a rich chocolate cake but also do not leave you feeling that sickly feeling afterwards.

Experimenting with a sharper sour flavour has inspired me to get a little bit more creative with my cupcakes. So my next batch will be inspired by something, I have not decide what yet, perhaps a cocktail or my favourite ice cream…

In the meantime, I would love to hear your ideas and maybe one of them will be just what I am looking for!

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