7 April 2012

Lovely Lemon Cupcakes

My posting had been a late this week so today I will bring you this lovely recipe for some lemon cupcakes. Had a great day yesterday with food and drink and the cat and me decided that we had to do some baking.
So here it is!

You will need: 
  • 100 grams butter
  • 160 grams sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of three lemons
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 dl milk
  • 200 grams flour
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
This will make about 12 cupcakes and the preparation time is around 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 160 °C and prepare the tray with some sweet cupcake liners.

~ 1st step: Put the sugar, butter and vanilla extract to a bowl and beat it until it's light and creamy. 
Then start adding the zest, a bit at a time.

~2nd step: Add the eggs one at a time and beat them in well. Once you've done this you stir in half the flour and half the sour cream. Stir it in well before adding the rest, including the milk.

You should now have a nice smooth mixture that you can start dividing between the liners.

Miss was very interested in this step and my mother gave her some mixture. It made her go crazy and she tried to tell me she needed more. When she realised I wasn't going to give her any she started sulking and didn't want to keep me company any more. 
Oh, and ignore the messy cupcake to the right. 

Now put them in the oven for 20 minutes and while they are getting nice and comfy you can start on the icing. 
For the icing you'll need:

  • 120 grams butter
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200 grams icing sugar
  • Yellow food colouring (optional)
 ~ 1st step: Beat the butter so that it's creamy and soft then start adding the icing sugar a little at a time. 

~ 2nd step: Add the zest and mix it in. Once you've done this you can add the lemon juice. This is when you will have to start tasting. Do you want a mild lemon flavour or do you want it more zingy?
I added probably about twice as much lemon juice that I've written here, but 2 tablespoons is a very good starting point. 

By this time the cupcakes should be ready and you can take them out of the oven. Of course if you're unsure about them being ready yet or not grab a BBQ skewer and stick it through the middle of one of your cupcakes. If it comes out clean then they are ready. 

You'll have to excuse my icing skills. I've never done much icing so it's a bit slap dash. I got this great piping bag set and ever since I've been wanting to do more things with icing. It's my practice so it means I have to make a lot of cakes. 

It's bad I know, but don't let it fool you, they taste amazing. 

Hope you all enjoy them as much as Miss and me do and if you have any questions then feel free to send me a message or comment here on this page. If any of you use the recipe I would love to see a picture or two. 

Have a wonderful Easter!


  1. O.O
    Wow... those cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous and tasty!

    Unfortunately, I can't cook to save my life... so I'm gonna show this to my mom and have her whip up a batch of these for my birthday! :D

    1. I hope you'll take some pictures then. ^-^
      And you should join your mother in the baking for a great birthday project.
      Hope you have a great day.