Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes ♥

Today I woke up in one of those 'lets make cupcake moods' (these are rare) - Normally I would save myself the time, effort and energy by nipping to Asda and buying them instead, however today I was feeling inspired - I wanted to bake.  After rummaging through my "1000 cupcake recipe book" -  The lemon and Poppy seed cupcakes seemed rather appealing and so I opted to make these.

Ingredients -

110g/4oz - Self-raising Flour
110g/4oz - Caster Sugar (superfine)
110g/4oz - Butter (softened)
2 Large eggs
1 lemon, zest finely grated
1 tbsp poppy seeds

Decoration -

225g/8oz - Icing sugar
2-4 tsp lemon juice
1 lemon, zest finely pared

Method -

  • Preheat the oven to 190c (170 fan), gas mark 5. Line your cupcake tin with paper cases - It says makes 18 however I would say more like 9 unless you want small cupcakes (no thanks)!
  • Cream together the butter and sugar then add the lemon zest and poppy seeds. Finally add the flour and whisk together for 2 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture between the paper cases, then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Test with a wooden toothpick, if it comes out clean the cakes are done (yay!)
  • Transfer the cakes to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  • To make the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and stir in the lemon juice a little at a time until you have a thick pouring consistency.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cakes and top with shreds of lemon zest. Then ta daa you are done!
 Hope you like them - they are so tasty!


Kelly said...

These look amazing! x

Laura Gemma said...

They are amazing...taste so good!xx

Laura Gemma said...

They are amazing...taste so good!xx

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