Lemon Cupcakes

Thursday, 24 March 2016


What better excuse to bake than when the family gets together for Easter. I love all the different treats that come out around Easter particularly chocolate eggs, I wanted to make something Spring-y and Easter-y so I settled on some Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Butter Icing and a bit of choc, they’re so super easy to make, here’s what you need to do..

What you will need:
Cupcakes:
125g Butter
125g Caster sugar
2 Eggs
Juice of 1/3 Lemon (that might seem specific but you'll use the rest in the icing)
100g Self-raising flour
2 tbsp Milk

Butter Icing:
75g Butter
350g Icing sugar
Juice of the remaining 2/3 Lemon

Oven preheated to 180C 
Muffin Tin lined with cases (makes 12)
Added extras (optional): Mini Eggs, Flaked Chocolate, Sprinkles, Candied Lemon Peel, whatever you fancy..

Simply cream the butter and sugar together with an electric whisk (If you have one) or a wooden spoon – it will just take you a little longer – until light and fluffy.

Add the  eggs, flour, milk and the zest of the two lemons – mix together until smooth.

Divide evenly amongst the muffin tin and bake for around 10 – 15 minutes (or until golden and they spring back when you lightly press the top)


While they are cooking whisk the butter in a bowl and gradually add the icing sugar and lemon juice. Mix together until fluffy and smooth. 

Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the icing onto your cakes, I used a simple round piping nozzle on this occasion to emphasise the eggs, but you can do whatever you want with it, a star nozzle piped into roses would look lovely.

Finish up with decoration of your choice, I opted for some choppy eggs and some flaked dark chocolate to mimic a nest, since it is Easter I wanted to be a little.. festive? 

Enjoy!!


13 comments

  1. Lemon cupcakes are my favourite these look amazing yum! x

    www.heldtogetherbypins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely one of my faves, they're sweet but light - delish

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  2. Sorry - deleted old comment because it connected to the wrong page! Apparently I'm terrible at the internet...

    Aw, super cute! Kind of want to make these even though it's not Easter anymore... hey, who's judging. :p

    www.hellomoonies.com

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    1. Whoops haha don't worry. I fail too sometimes.

      No judgement here! Just put something else on the top it's fine :)

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  3. These look incredible! I wish I could bake!! X

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    1. Thanks! They're really easy I promise! Give them a go :)

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  4. These sound amazing, lemon is my favourite!!!!

    Hannah
    x
    daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely one of mine too! Who am I kidding though I love every cake going...

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  5. These look so good! Wish I'd seen them before Easter, though I still have some mini eggs left over so might give them a go!

    Georgie xo
    www.georgienicks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You still have mini eggs left?? how've you managed that hahaha.

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  6. Ooh I've just posted a lemon cupcake recipe! Love to bake. These look amazing :)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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    1. Ooh I'll be sure to check that out! I love baking too, so therapeutic

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