Lemony cupcakes with crushed raspberry icing

10 Feb


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.



125g diced butter at room temperature

¼ cup caster sugar

zest for one large lemon

2 free range eggs

2 cups self-raising flour




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.



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 😀

    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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