Sweet Lemon Cupcakes

lemon cupcakes and lemons

I see cupcakes everywhere lately. Blogs, magazines…is this the second height of cupcakes? I don’t know but it made me want to make a batch today. A batch of sweet sweet lemon cupcakes.

I used a classic recipe for lemon cake and experimented a little bit for the topping.

I love lemon zest. I love the smell of lemon zest. It is so fresh and intense and I find it quite fascinating how a little bit of lemon zest can give a large amount of cake mixture such a great flavour.

For using lemon zest as the decoration of the cupcakes I suggest you use a zester. I don’t have one so my lemon zest is not very fine. However this is good for the cake mixture as you can really taste the lemon in the cake, which I really like.

Sweet sweet sunday.

lemon cupcakes

What you need for 12 cupcakes:

  • 250g butter
  • 250g sugar
  • Lemon zest from 3 lemons
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • For the topping:

  • 200g cream cheese
  • 50g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • Lemon juice from 1/2 small lemon

  • Steps:

  • Combine all ingredients for the cupcake base and mix with a blender
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Prepare a muffin tin with paper cups and then fill in the mixture
  • Put in the oven for about 20 minutes
  • Combine the ingredients for the topping in bowl and mix well until smooth
  • Allow the muffins to cool down and then add the topping
  • Decorate the cupcakes with lemon zest
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    3 thoughts on “Sweet Lemon Cupcakes

    1. thisislemonade

      Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. I think these great little cupcakes might be just perfect for me with some extra lemon curd somewhere on top or in the middle! Great inspiration thanks!

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