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Lemon Iced Cupcakes

Great for bake sales and lunchboxes.

125 Butter, softened
125g Sugar
1 tsp Lemon zest
150g Plain Flour, sifted
2 Beaten Eggs
1/4 TSP Baking Powder

For the icing
75g Butter, softened
150g Icing Sugar, sifted
1 TSP Lemon Zest
1-2 TSP Lemon Juice

Method: makes 7-8 large cupcakes or 12 fairy cakes
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c
Step 2: Cream butter, sugar and zest together
Step 3: Add eggs gradually then fold in flour and baking powder
Step 4: Spoon into cases and put in oven for 10 minutes
Step 5: To make icing mix together ingredients until right consistency is formed and spread or pipe onto cooled cakes.


  1. These look lovely. I love the zingy taste of lemon

  2. I love lemon and these look absolutely delicious.

  3. Ooh lemon my favourite cake flavour! They look great and so easy to make!

  4. This is another one I will hbe trying! I was eyeing up the ingredients and thinking got that, got that, got that! I caught Rachel's tv programme that accompanies the book, it was a good watch.

  5. Ok, I am back! Does the baking time change depending on the size you make? My last cupcakes didn't turn out so well, so I don't want to make a mistake with these.

  6. Oh a light lemon cupcake is one of the greatest pleasures on earth. Yum!

  7. They sound so light and yunmmy!

  8. Lemon cupcakes, what a special treat! They look fantastic!

  9. The cupcakes look more than divine, they look delicious! I adore cupcakes!

  10. Hi Holler. I did large cupcakes and they took 20 minutes, the smaller fairy cakes would only take 10 (or perhaps even 8)

  11. These look delish, Beth. I love lemony cakes.

    Congrats on trying a roast potato, roasties are my absolute faves.

  12. Those cupcakes look good! I like the sound of the lemon icing.

  13. Beth:
    We just finished your roasted sausage pasta and tomatoes and we loved it! The whole house smells so good. Thanks for a great recipe.

  14. They are so pretty! I love the look and sound of these. Definitely trying soon!

  15. These sound terrific. I love lemon baked goods--probably why my blog has an entire tag for them. :)

  16. They look lovely, I have them on my list!

  17. What a perfect little treat. I love lemon sweets and this cupcake looks wonderful.

  18. yum, I love lemon cupcakes

  19. Those cupcakes look great! I've never tried making lemon cupcakes at home, but this makes me think I really should!

  20. The cupcakes look wonderful. The book and the programme Bake were well worth waiting for.

  21. These look fantastic, Beth! Just perfect for elevenses.

  22. I like Rachel's new series - have you tried the recipe for the buttercream she put on the poppyseed cake, it had no icing sugar in it and would be a good one to have if I ran out!

  23. WOW Beth those cupcakes sound and look absolutely delicious!! I love lemon flavours in bakes :)

    Rosie x

  24. we bought some some lemon cakes from the co-op recently- they were pretty awful. These look fabulous.


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