Recipe | Lemon drizzle cupcakes

These lemon drizzle cupcakes are just about perfect.

Baking with kids lemon drizzle cupcakes uk

These lemon drizzle cupcakes are light and fluffy while also moist and tangy. They’re just about perfect and very easy to make.

I adapted the recipe from Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle traybake recipe. So if you want to make a bigger cake, you might want to take a look at Mary’s original recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz / 115 g butter at room temperature or baking margarine straight from the fridge
  • 4 oz / 115 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Finely-grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 oz / 140 g self-raising flour, sifted

For the glaze

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 oz / 85 g granulated or caster sugar

Method

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Recipe | Lemon sponge cake with lemon curd and buttercream filling

If you had your fill of chocolate this Easter, you might be looking for an alternative… and this light lemon cake is a great option.

Lemon sponge layer cake with lemon curd and vanilla buttercream filling sliced

This is a simple sponge cake recipe with the addition of lemon juice and zest. A delicious lemon curd and buttercream filling are the perfect final touch.

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Some favourite recipes: cute, colourful and delicious bakes!

I’ve spent a lot of time in the writing cave this week. The good news is it’s been productive and my latest round of book edits are almost finished. The bad news: I haven’t had time to bake 😦

But then I looked at my Recipe Index page and discovered I’ve already posted 34 recipes on this blog! Who knew?!

So, as I don’t have a new bake to offer you, here are 5 of my favourites from the archives 🙂

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1. Caramel Smiley Face Biscuits (aka cookies)

Caramel biscuits cookies face decoration with crimped piping buttercream hair

So easy to make and they’ll put a smile on everyone’s face!

2. Simple lemon cake with feathered icing

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Recipe | Simple lemon cake with feathered icing

This lemon cake is so light and fluffy you could believe it’s calorie free! (It’s not. Sorry)

Lemon sponge cake with white icing and yellow feathered icing sliced 4

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter/margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon

Method

Line your choice of tin. I used a tray bake tin, but a circular tin would also work. You could also use this mixture to make cupcakes/buns. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

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