Lemon Cupcakes


~ Lemon Cupcakes ~ I do not own this photo

~ Lemon Cupcakes ~
I do not own this photo

For the cakes:

  • 125g of softened butter
  • 125g of caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g of self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 2 lemons

For the icing:

  • 175g of softened butter
  • 350g of icing sugar
  1. Heat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Using a whisk, beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, flour (sifted), milk and the zest of the two lemons and a little squeeze of juice.
  4. Mix everything until it is a smooth mixture.
  5. Spoon one and a half tea spoons of the mix into the cake cases.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins.
  7. While they are cooking, make the icing by whisking the butter in a bowl. Then add the icing sugar and mix.
  8. Add the zest if any remaining lemon zest and however much of the rest of lemon juice. (depending how zingy you want them to be)
  9. Put the cakes on a cooling rack to cool. When they have finished cooling, pipe or spread the icing in to the cakes.
  10. You could add a lemon flavour sweet of a small pice of chopped up lemon if wanted. And there you have it, one batch of delicious lemon cupcakes ready to take to a party or picnic or just to put in a box to save for another day. Make sure you have eaten them in a week or they won’t taste as good as they are meant to.



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