Sunday, 29 March 2015

Recipe: Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes

Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes

With a week to go until Easter, I've put a chocolate ban on for me and Chris (a poor attempt at Lent). It started when I said I didn't think he could do it (he's a chocoholic) and then it became a challenge, and he's not one to refuse a challenge. So yes, no chocolate until next Saturday. I'm already regretting this decision. 

Lemon & Raspberry Cupcakes

So other baking had to be done, to satisfy the sweet tooth. I'm too used to indulging in a sweet treat on Sunday afternoon, and to celebrate British Summer Time (even though it's been pouring with rain ALL DAY) I thought lemon and raspberry cupcakes would bring a taste of summer to me. They did not disappoint.



Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream

These are so quick and easy to make, especially if you're using a food processor, which I did, and would be perfect to make with children.

Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:
125g unsalted butter
125g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 lemon, zest & juice

For the raspberry buttercream:
110g unsalted butter
450g icing sugar
60ml milk
100g fresh raspberries, plus extra for decorating

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c and line a 12 hole muffin tray with 12 cupcake cases

2. In a food processor mix together all of the ingredients for the cupcakes until smooth and well combined

3. Spoon about a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the cupcake cases, and top up any that are a little smaller with the leftover mixture

4. Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes until cooked through

5. Leave to cool on a wire rack and meanwhile make the buttercream icing by mixing together the butter, icing sugar and milk in a food processor

6. Add the raspberries and give another blitz until combined into the mixture. Add a little more icing sugar if needed to get to a good buttercream icing consistency.

7. Pipe the icing on to the cupcakes, once cooled, and then top with a raspberry for decoration.

Sophie x

7 comments :

  1. I have a bowl of porridge infront of me at the moment and all I want to do is throw it out and eat 2 of these.

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  2. Oh they look adorable! And I'm with you on our washout British Summer Time nonsense, although it was rather lovely to spend the afternoon in front of the fire watching movies :)
    Janie x

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  3. These look so cute!!! Perfect for afternoon tea. I particularly love that vivid icing :D

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  4. What a lovely combination of flavours and so very fresh too - bring on summer :)

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  5. Oooh that icing makes me want to dive in!

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  6. just beautiful. so pretty in pink and so delicious <3

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  7. Those look lovely! And it's nice to see a recipe for Easter that's chocolate-free! (never thought I'd say that but there's just so many).

    Easter bakes, Spring bakes, easter afternoon tea ideas, ginger biscuits

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