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.
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.
125g caster sugar
3 tbsp rose water
150g self raising flour
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.
Sometimes all I want to do is bake! I feel like there’s so much going on in my life at the moment;
– 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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
I will definitely make these again but maybe I’ll blend the berries or use dried ones to make it a little different.