I love Lemon cupcakes and when I saw this recipe in my little humming bird bakery book I knew I had to try it My lovely friend well i say friend she’s like a mum to me it so happens to be her birthday and I know she loves lemon cake so I thought they would fit the bill perfectly.
So here goes
120g Plain flour
150g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp grated lemon zest
40g unsalted butter ( I use stork)
For the Icing
250g Icing sugar
80g Unsalted butter (I find Lurpak is really good for icing)
2 tbsp milk
2tbsp lemon zest
Now you have your ingredients at the ready lets begin by putting the oven on to 170′ 350f Gas 3
Place your flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and butter in a free standing mixer or if using a hand held mixer will do the job.
Using the paddle attachment beat on slow speed until you get a nice sandy mixture (looks like bread crumbs) make sure to scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula. then add the milk and mix for a few more seconds then add the egg and continue to beat until nice and smooth.
Spoon into your baking cups and then pop in the oven for about 20 -25 minutes Once done leave to cool on a wire rack.
For the Icing beat together the Icing sugar, butter, lemon zest and then the milk start mixing slowly then raise the speed and mix for about 5 mins and it should turn out lovely then you can pipe onto your cupcakes and decorate as you wish.
and most of enjoy them