Lemon cupcakes


When lemons are in abundance I make good use of them. A friend of mine gave me a bag full of lemons so I decided to make some lemon cupcakes to give as a small token of appreciation to my youngest son’s teachers & carers. As its Easter I decorated them with white and dark chocolate  small Easter eggs and candied lemon & orange .

Ingredients:

90g butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

11/2 cups flour

2 eggs

2 grated lemon zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

11/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk or lemon juice

 

Method:

In a bowl cream the butter and sugar .

Add the eggs and milk.

Then beat in the sifted flour ,baking powder and salt and lemon zest. Beat until its creamy .

Fill the cupcake cases 2/3 full. This mixture makes about 16 cupcakes.

Bake in preheatd 170C oven .

When warm out from the oven you cupcake with a fork and drizzle over it with a spoon of sugar or icing sugar dissolved in some lemon juice . This will give it an added tangy lemony taste.

You can also put some cup cake mixture in cupcake case then half a teaspoon lemon curd and top with some more cupcake mixture .

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