Friday, 1 February 2013

Lemon cupcakes with icing

This lemon cupcakes are really delicious. Moist and  lemony cake covered with royal icing. This is an idea for Valentine's Day. I know they don't look perfect but the made with love.  I think they may be a pretty candle light supper table decoration and lovely dessert at the same time. The recipe for cupcakes comes from here.

Ingredients for 6-8 heat shaped cupcakes:
  • 175g flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 160g sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp yogurt
  • 40 ml lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
 Preheat the oven to 180C. Slightly grease the baking moulds.

Put the butter and sugar int an electric mixer bowl and beat until fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time. When evenly incorporated add lemon juice and zest.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Add half of the flour into a batter mixture, add 3 tbsp of yogurt and mix well. Add the remaining flour and yogurt and mix again.

Spoon the batter into prepared earlier moulds, 3/4 full. Bake for 25-30 minutes. When ready leave them in the baking moulds for a few minutes then transfer to the wire rack to cool down.

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups  icing sugar
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • red food colouring
  • sugar sprinkles

Pour the egg whites into an electric mixer bowl and whisk them until slightly stiff.  Add sugar and whisk on low until all incorporated. Add the lemon juice and food colouring. 

Spread this icing over each heart shaped cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles. Leave on a plate to harden. 

Enjoy !

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