Lemon Cupcakes



  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 175 g self-rising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon


  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Line 12 cupcake pan cups with paper liners.

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  • Sift the self-rising flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, and lemon together in a bowl.

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  • Beat the mix for 2 mins until creamy and light. Do not over mix.

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  • Fill the prepared cupcake liners with batter 3/4 full, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

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  • It is cooked if a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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  • Let the cupcakes cool on a wire rack

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  • To make the icing, place icing sugar and butter into a bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

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  • Add the vanilla extract, hot water and grated lemon rind and beat unit smooth.
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the mixture evenly onto them.

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  • Enjoy

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*Chocolate cupcakes
*Blueberry muffin
*Chocolate mud cake with ice-cream

28 responses to “Lemon Cupcakes

  1. Yummy! I love lemon and I love frosting! This looks so irresistible!

  2. I wanna buy my own oven now and bake some goodies like this. Looks irresistibly delicious. 🙂

  3. you became a cooking spree and I am longing for this cupcakes now 🙂 🙂 🙂 loving it 🙂

  4. yummy…I love lemon tart and lemon cake…I will try making this if I can 🙂

  5. I am going to make these today! Right after I mow my property! Thanks for sharing!!!!! 🙂

  6. Cup cakes are my favourite for everything! When I’m down I search for one. 🙂
    They just give off happy endorphins! 🙂

    Love this simple recipe. Not into complicated cooking! Lol
    Made your past with mushrooms? Yum!!
    Hugs Paula xxxx

  7. Looks very yummy! :)♥

  8. oh, they look so inviting! 🙂 I love baking and not having an oven here in Nepal, is absolutely the worst. I miss baking.

  9. You made it by yourself? Wow! I think I have to travel to Australia for the treat or are you coming to Kathmandu anytime soon? 😉 lollll

    Nice one. It looks delicious. Oh, I can’t have it. 😦

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