I love lemon! And it just so happens that the Hungry Dad conducted a raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon tree recently, meaning our lemon bowl doth overflow. We will be taking Beyonce’s advice and making lemonade and I have already turned these luscious citrus fruits into a swoon-worthy pudding, and these beautiful lemon poppyseed cupcakes.
I had some lemon curd in the fridge so I decided to add a creamy, lemony filling to each cake to really make these cupcakes pack a lemon punch.
I have a feeling I will be making these again very soon – this batch vanished in the blink of an eye when I shared them with my work colleagues in exchange for a donation to MSF.
They are fast and simple to make, and you can freeze the un-filled cakes for a few weeks if you need to.
185 grams diced butter at room temperature
Grated rind of one large or two smaller lemons
2 cups self-raising flour
¾ cup of milk
20g poppy seeds
¾ cup caster sugar
170 grams lemon curd
LET’S GET TO IT:
Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 12-hole cupcake pan with wrappers..
Place all ingredients, except the seeds and curd, into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on low speed until combined.
Increase speed of mixer and mix until mixture is smooth.
Stir in seeds with a spoon.
Pour into cupcake wrappers
Bake for 26-ish minutes/until a skewer comes out clean.
Set aside to cool completely, then use a small sharp knife to cut a circle out of the middle of each cake. Do not cut down to the bottom. Set piece aside, add a tablespoon of curd then gently replace cake core.