Friday, February 12, 2010

lemon drizzle cupcakes

This recipe is really easy, really yummy and chances are that you will always have these ingedients hanging around the kitchen, which makes them the perefct spur of the moment, zesty treat ...


lemon drizzle cupcakes

125g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 teaspoons of finely grated lemon rind (usually about one lemon worth)
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place some cupcake cases in a cuptake tin. 
Beat butter, sugar and lemon rind until pale and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined.
Stir in the flours, cocunut and lemon juice until just combined.
Spoon into the cupcake cases you prepared earlier, and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into a cake comes out clean. Once cooked, put them on a wire rack to cool.

lemon icing

1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice and stir until you get a nice smooth paste.
Drizzle icing over cooled cakes.



Caroline said...

Mmm yum. Reminds me of my childhood. Mum always made lemon icing just like that, she put it on all sorts of cakes, always a simple finishing touch. Myself I just made my grandma's Irish fruit loaf this morning - not sure why its Irish though!

flowerpress said...

Yum, I love cupcakes and I love lemon. Win win situation :-)

Rachelle said...

we have just made a tea cake but looking at those cupcakes makes me want to bake some - yum!

Vic said...

Have you ever seen Aqua Teen Hunger Force?! The name of these delicious looking cupcakes reminds me of Master Shake being an anti-super hero called "The Drizzle" lol.


posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh they look delicious, well done for baking in the weather!! Love Posie