Lemony cupcakes with crushed raspberry icing

10 Feb

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I had a hankering to bake something lemony this morning and trawled though pinterest, fav websites and some blogs. What caught my eye was a recipe for lemony cupcakes in the book After Toast by food writer Kate Gibbs.

Simple and light they are perfect for a morning tea when dusted with sifted icing sugar. Ms Gibbs includes a recipe for lemon icing but I instead used a crushed raspberry icing that Miss 7 had made for something she was baking [I’ll upload that recipe soon]. I then topped each cake with a single raspberry to make them look extra pretty and more suitable for the evening birthday soiree that I’ll be taking them to.

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GATHER:

125g diced butter at room temperature

¼ cup caster sugar

zest for one large lemon

2 free range eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

vanilla

 

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line cupcake tin with wrappers [this made 12 large muffins and 6 small, patty-cake size ones].

In bowl of electric mixer cream butter then add sugar until soft and combined. Add vanilla, zest then eggs one at a time.

Gently fold flour in, alternating with milk,on low speed until smooth.

Spoon into cases and bake for between 12-15 minutes/ until golden.

Remove from oven, place on wore rack and allow to cool before adding any icing.

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28 Responses to “Lemony cupcakes with crushed raspberry icing”

  1. Heather (Sweet Precision) February 10, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    Looks wonderfully refreshing!!

    • thehungrymum February 10, 2013 at 7:07 am #

      Perfect for the sticky summer Sydney weather 🙂

  2. Merryn February 10, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    Sounds lovely!

    • thehungrymum February 10, 2013 at 7:06 am #

      I love lemon in baked goods, is a nice contrast to the sweetness. Plus the smell of grated lemon zest – swoon.

  3. littlemisswelsteadscookeryclass February 10, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    These look beautiful!

  4. Foodie Joanie February 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    What a delicious idea for Valentine’s!

    • thehungrymum February 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

      Cheers! I keep forgetting about Valentine’s Day – it isn’t really big here in Australia 🙂

  5. easycraftsforchildren February 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Looks yummy !!

  6. gottagetbaked February 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Yum, what a fabulous mix of flavours. These cupcake liners are just too cute – perfect for Valentines Day!

    • thehungrymum February 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

      Thanks! I have such a weakness for cute cupcake wrappers 🙂

  7. Christine @ Cooking Crusade February 11, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    These are so cute and I love raspberry and lemon as a combination. May I ask how much milk goes into these lovelies? Thank you 🙂

    • thehungrymum February 12, 2013 at 10:29 am #

      I left that out on purpose, just to see who was paying close attention. Gold star for you! Is 2/3 of a cup of milk. Thanks x

  8. Choc Chip Uru February 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    That looks so cute and perfect for valentines day 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  9. ButterSugarFlowers February 11, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Yum! I wish I had one of these right now. And those paper liners are so pretty!

    • thehungrymum February 12, 2013 at 10:14 am #

      Cheers for your sweet words! I love those liners but that was the last of them 😦

  10. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 14, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    They look lovely and so perfect for V Day! 😀

  11. Cass @foodmyfriend February 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Happy Valentines Day! I wish I had one of your cupcakes to go with my cup of tea 🙂

  12. ParentingIsFunny February 19, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    So fab looking. MMMmmm… MMM!

  13. deceptivedomestic March 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    these look wonderful! great color and so refreshing. lemon and raspberry… mm… the wheels of my mind are turning now! xx

    • thehungrymum March 8, 2013 at 10:04 am #

      thank you 🙂 Lemon is a friend to many but with raspberry it is more like BFF!

  14. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker March 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    That looks delicious! And I love your baking cups too –very cute.

    • thehungrymum March 12, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Thanks! Am a sucker for cute baking stuff 🙂

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