Thursday 17 October 2013

Recipe: Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

There's a saying, "When life gives you lemons make lemonade." Well, why not update this saying and make some yummy lemon cupcakes instead? Trust me, they're easy to make and very, very scrummy!

Ingredients: (to make 12 cupcakes)
  • 150g Butter
  • 150g Granulated Sugar
  • 150g Self Raising Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • Icing sugar (for the topping)
Pre-set your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Firstly, cream the butter and sugar together before sifting in the flour and adding in the eggs. When the mixture is mixed together, cut your lemon in half and add the juice of one half to your cake mix (watch out for pips!). Grate in the zest of this lemon half too, and make sure the juice and zest is well mixed in. Pour into 12 cupcake cases, and bake in your oven for 20-25 mins, until golden brown.

To make the topping, put 2-3 heaped table spoons of icing sugar into a bowl, and gradually add the juice of the other lemon half, until the mixture is the desired consistency. I like mine to be quite thick and gooey, but you could make a more runny icing if you like.

Using a spoon, drizzle your icing across the top of your cooled cupcakes - the messier the better!

Alternatively, you could make a lemon butter cream icing for these, just mix butter cream according to the instructions on your icing sugar, and add the juice and zest of your other lemon half. Pipe on to the top of your cupcakes in the desired manner.
Enjoy! Have you done any baking recently?

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