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


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


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


  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.

  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

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

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

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

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

  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

  8. January. Isn't it a bit of a downer of a month? It's chilly and rainy outside, and you'll have to wait even longer for your next paycheck because you were paid early over the holidays. mcg to mg (by the way, I'm guessing here) it's the most common time for individuals to start shopping for and scheduling that dream summer vacation.


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