Zingy lemon cupcakes
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Zingy lemon cupcakes

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Servings

Serves 1 - 14 Muffins

These are great for partys of as a snack if you are a bit peckish.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

    1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
    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 Zingy 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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mrswack
10th Oct, 2013
Didn't turn out well for me:(
chocolatecupcake101
22nd Apr, 2013
Ok. Thank you for the feedback. This was my first recipie. I did find that the timings were a little out but you can adjust them to suit you. I have a no fan oven so that is why I put the timings as that.
flayvaflay
28th Aug, 2016
1.05
Thanks so much for letting us know in the recipe that you have a no fan oven - NOT.
buffystar2
6th Apr, 2013
4.05
Timings are all dependant on the size of your cases! I did these for 18 minutes and they were perfect, very yummy :)
lassovyorkshire
9th Mar, 2013
5.05
Perfect cupcakes - loved by all the family! Although the timings are slightly out. I have a fan oven and needed to leave them in for 20 mins before they were ready. Regardless.....love the 'zesty' taste and they go down a treat :) Thanks x
lassovyorkshire
9th Mar, 2013
5.05
Perfect cupcakes - loved by all the family! Although the timings are slightly out. I have a fan oven and needed to leave them in for 20 mins before they were ready. Regardless.....love the 'zesty' taste and they go down a treat :) Thanks x
wolfdancer
6th Oct, 2012
Tried this recipe twice now and think the timings are way off. Both time cakes came out uncooked. Think the timing should be 20 - 25 mins. Have baked a variety of 'cupcakes' today and this is the only one I have had any problems with.

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