Lemon Diva Cupcakes

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Jaded spoon

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@Jaded_spoon

From a TV show here called "Master Chef" I have always loves lemon as a flavoring in cakes and this one is really zesty and makes a nice change to the normal chocolate and vanilla cup cakes.

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Ingredients

100 g
unsalted butter
3/4 c
caster sugar (superfine sugar)
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3
lemons zest
2
eggs
1 c
self raising flour
1/2 c
milk

FROSTING

125 g
unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 c
sifted icing sugar (powder sugar)
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
yellow food colouring, decorations

How to Make Lemon Diva Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan-forced). Line a 12-hole medium muffi n pan (1/3 cup capacity) with paper cases. Using electric beaters, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and
    creamy. Mix through the lemon zest.
  • 2Add the eggs one at a time, beating well a er each egg. Gently fold through the flour and milk in two alternate batches. Divide the mixture evenly among the paper cases.
  • 3Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and springy when touched. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
  • 4To make the icing, use electric beaters to beat the butter until light and creamy. Add the icing sugar a little at a time, beating constantly. Add half the lemon juice and beat until well combined. Add the remaining lemon juice a little at a time, and tint with food colouring if you like. Using a 1 cm fluted nozzle, pipe the icing onto the cooled cupcakes. Decorate!!
  • 5Note: To make Lime Sublime cupcakes, substitute the zest of 6 limes in the cake batter and 2 tbs of lime juice in the icing. For Clockwork Orange cupcakes, try using the zest of 2 oranges in the batter and 2 tbs of orange juice in the icing.

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