- STEP 1
Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- STEP 2
Using a whisk, beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy.
- STEP 3
Add the eggs, flour (sifted), milk and the zest of the two lemons and a little squeeze of juice.
- STEP 4
Mix everything until it is a smooth mixture.
- STEP 5
Spoon one and a half tea spoons of the mix into the cake cases.
- STEP 6
Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins.
- STEP 7
While they are cooking, make the icing by whisking the butter in a bowl. Then add the icing sugar and mix.
- STEP 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)
- STEP 9
Put the cakes on a cooling rack to cool. When they have finished cooling, pipe or spread the icing in to the cakes.
- STEP 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.