Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lemon cupcakes

I was instructed to post something pretty. So here it is.

Lemon Cupcakes
(Yields 40 2oz cupcakes at 19gms per cupcake)

225 gms self raising flour
225 gms butter
225 gms sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Rind of 1 whole lemon (or more, if preferred)

Put everything in the bowl and beat on high. Try not to overbeat it as this will cause the batter to break. You want to stop when the batter is very fluffy and stiff.

Spoon batter into cupcake cases and bake at 180 Celsius for 20 minutes or till slightly brown.

You don't want to over bake the cupcakes as it was cause the cupcakes to be dry.

Once cool, mix a batch of buttercream and let your imagination run wild.

Finally, Eat.

notes: To make sure you get batter of nice consistency, try not to use butter that has been out too long. Butter that has been out too long will cause the batter to be slightly runny.

Use large eggs to ensure that the cupcakes have enough moisture.


Hui Yee said...

I don't dare to eat the butterflies and flowers. I think it is too pretty to destroy it.

nadhirah said...

Aaa, just eat them. :) It's just sugar after all.

Lore said...

They are CUTE CUTE CUTE and thanks for tips on the batter :)

Neen said...

Wow, those cupcakes are gorgeous! I'm really impressed with y'alls site and will be back. It's always great to find other twenty-something foodie bloggers!

the Aspirant Abecedarian said...

Those are more than pretty, they are absolutely beautiful! Great job here.