Lemon cupcakes

three lemon cupcake with lemon icing ontop

This lemon cupcake recipe is moist and sweet just like all cupcakes should be. The lemon icing gives it a zing to it but isn’t overwhelming.

three lemon cupcake with lemon icing ontop

Lemon cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This cupcake recipe is moist and sweet just like all cupcakes should be. The lemon icing gives it a zing to it but isn't overwhelming.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams castor sugar
  • 150 grams self-raising flour
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 lemons
  • lemon buttercream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Fold in the flour and baking powder.
  4. Grate the zest from one lemon and add it to the mix.
  5. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and bake for 10-15 minutes until risen
  6. The test they are done by sticking a0 cocktail stick into the center of one of the cupcakes – if it comes out clean they are ready.
  7. Allow cooling in the tin.
  8. Once cool, add your lemon buttercream to a piping bag and pipe swirls onto each of the cupcakes.
  9. To finish, decorate the cupcakes with a grating of lemon and small slices of lemon if you wish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 216Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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