Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you’ve had a great day. I have a really nice and easy cupcake recipe with a slight zingy lemon icing that makes these cupcakes extra tasty with each bite. Cupcakes can be pretty basic but if you have jam, lemons or oranges, it’s a whole new concept. Also, I’ve used muffin cases as there were no cupcake cases in the shop but they did rise well.
Lemon Iced Cupcakes (makes 12)
125g caster sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
150g self-raising flour
2 tbsp lemon juice
30g icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and put 12 cupcake cases onto a tray.
Cream the butter and sugar together until soft then mix in the lemon zest and the eggs, one at a time.
Next, add the flour and combine then finally mix in the lemon juice.
Use a tablespoon to put the cupcake mixture into each case and bake in the oven for 25 minutes until lightly golden.
Whilst the cupcakes are baking, make the icing by mixing the icing sugar and 1 tbsp of lemon juice together.
Once the cupcakes are baked, take out and leave to cool completely before adding the icing, I used a spoon to drizzle it on in little specks.
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve had a good day today. The recipe I have here is a Lemon Pound Cake, something I was trying to create and bake for a little while. I love the texture of the cake and the bright yellow colour, it also reminds me of the cake served with school dinners, fluffy and filling!! I really enjoyed making the cake because the ingredients and method were very different to a normal cake but it turned out amazing and tastes delicious. This cake would be perfect for any occasion and enjoyed by many people.
Recipe: Lemon Pound Cake (makes 1 loaf tin)
280g self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
195g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Zest of 1/2 a lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp lemon juice
First thing, preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a loaf tine with baking paper.
Then add the dry ingredients (flour,, baking powder, sugar, salt and zest) to a large bowl and mix well.
Next, add the butter, egg, milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice.
Mix everything together until you get a smooth cake batter, that’s still a little thick.
Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 1 hour, but after the first 30 minutes turn it up to gas mark 6.
Dust with a little icing sugar and leave to cool down completely before serving.
Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great day. I made this recipe because we had quite a few Mars bars in the house as it’s everyone’s least favourite chocolate bar. I decided on flapjacks because of the sweet ingredients from the syrup and sugar and I thought the Mars bar would be a great alternative. So… the end result was okay, the flapjacks stuck together and looked good however, there was a slight malt-nougat taste that I didn’t really like. Anyway, the good thing about this recipe is that there are only 3 ingredients and it takes very little time to make.
Recipe: Mars Bar Flapjack (makes 9)
3 Mars bars – chopped
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a oven tray with baking paper.
Pour the oats into a bowl and then separately melt the butter and chopped Mars bars in a pot ans stir.
Pour the mixture over the oats and combine everything together. Put into the tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Hello everyone, I hope your Tuesday has been well!! The weather is quite dull so here is a tasty chocolate treat to cheer you up. It was a school favourite for me and I always remember buying a slice along with my lunch. I love the crunchy bite and subtle chocolate flavour, this is kind of like a mix between a biscuit and a thin cake. It’s also a nice and quick recipe that’s perfect for many occasions.
Recipe: Chocolate Concrete Cake (makes 12 slices)
170g granulated sugar
225g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a tray with baking paper.
Melt the butter and stir in the sugar.
Add the flour and cocoa powder mixing until it becomes a little stiff.
Mix the egg into the mixture and then evenly pour into the oven tray.
Bake in the oven for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar straightaway and leave to cool before cutting.
Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. I was looking for something simple to make and I found this recipe, originally from Mary Berry. I love a basic recipe that’s easy to make, and this one only has 3 ingredients!! All you need is butter, sugar and self-raising flour, once baked they are soft, light and not too sweet.
Fork Biscuits (makes 16)
50g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter alone until soft then mix in the sugar. Add the flour and mix until it forms a dough (you can use your hands for this part).
Form the dough into a long log shape and use a knife to cut 16 equal biscuits.
Take each piece of dough, flatten in your hand to make a circle and place on the baking tray.
When you are finished, press a fork into each one and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Leave to cool on a baking tray.
Let me know if you try this recipe in the comments below.