Lemon Iced Cupcakes

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)

Ingredients

125g butter

125g caster sugar

Zest of 1 lemon

2 eggs

150g self-raising flour

2 tbsp lemon juice

30g icing sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

Method

  • 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.

What are your favourite type of cupcakes to bake?

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Rose Water Cupcakes

I didn’t find a rose but I did find this little purple flower. Cupcakes are so much fun to bake and I feel like you can try many varieties and flavours, this recipe is a super basic sponge with a rose water flavour. They are perfect for birthday parties, sleepovers or just to enjoy with a cup of tea. The appearance is quite plain but they do taste amazing, sometimes it’s nice to keep recipes simple.

Makes 12

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INGREDIENTS
125g butter
125g caster sugar
3 tbsp rose water
2 eggs
150g self raising flour
Icing sugar

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and put 12 cases into a cupcake tin. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale, next add the rose water 1 tbsp at a time (make sure the mixture doesn’t split).

2. Then add the eggs one at a time mixing well, sift in the flour and combine gently.

3. Use a tbsp to divide the mixture between each cupcake case and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until risen and golden brown.

4. Immediately after taking them out of the oven sprinkle with icing sugar.

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               Happy Baking

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Sprinkles.

Sometimes all I want to do is bake! I feel like there’s so much going on in my life at the moment;
– Work
– Looking for a new job
– Parent’s having work done on the house
– My sister having a baby and moving house
– Me preparing for uni
And much more, the days seem to go by so quickly without me realising.

Baking is the best way for me to simply relax and enjoy myself.

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These cupcakes are from Nigella’s website http://nigella.com/recipes/view/red-velvet-cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes are such a popular baking choice I just had to try them. The link above will take you directly to the recipe. It’s a nice and easy recipe to follow.

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*As you can see I lost the red colour once I started adding the cocoa powder so my tip to you is not to hold back on the red food colouring.

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Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day/night 🙂

Strawberry Swirl Cupcakes

I’ve been getting into baking cupcakes a lot recently because they’re so simple to make and you get to design them however you like.

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I tried to make some with a strawberry jam center but it just sank to the bottom, I think I made the holes too deep.

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* when making the holes spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases then get a small bowl of warm water and dip your fingers into the water to make the holes in the cupcakes.

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Add some jam into the holes then cover with more of the mixture.

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The strawberry swirls turned out perfect 🙂 once you’ve spooned in the mixture put some jam on top and do circle motions in the middle using a cocktail stick.

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Blueberry Cupcakes

Finally after so many years I made some blueberry cupcakes. I’ve been cooking a lot of main meals lately and I wanted to do some baking as that’s where my true love of food started.

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As a kid I always remember wanting to make blueberry cupcakes after reading a recipe in a magazine. I don’t know why but I thought they would be something so amazing, however my parents never brought the blueberries so I didn’t get the chance to make them, until now!
I came across another recipe and thought ‘I’m definitely baking these’.

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I hadn’t tasted a blueberry before until recently and in my opinion they have a texture similar to grapes with an extra zing of flavour 🙂 they were okay but not on the top list of my favourite fruits.

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I was pleasantly surprised with them, super easy to make with extra sweetness from the berries. I love the strong potent purple colour that oozes around the remains of the berries and spreads around the cupcakes like dye.

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I will definitely make these again but maybe I’ll blend the berries or use dried ones to make it a little different.