It’s a quiet afternoon so we are trying out a new recipe. IMAG1827 This one is for lemon cupcakes…but I have decided last minute to make two cakes instead.  To achieve this I have doubled the recipe and split between two small tins.  I have also picked up these nifty big cupcake patty pans.  They fit straight into the big tins and saves all the faffing with baking paper, very neat!

So, I mess up almost straight away and add the flour straight into the warmed butter!  Then decide just to chuck all the ingredients in and go for it any way.  I do add the eggs slowly at the end and try to whip these up a bit to get some air into the batter.

The cakes turn out quite airy and fluffy but not very lemony, I would definitely recommend about double the recipe.

I decorate with an extra lemony icing to compensate.

Delish!

ingredients (remember I doubled this to make the two cakes)

  • 100 grams unsalted butter soften for 10 seconds in the microwave
  • 100 grams self-raising flour sift for maximum smoothness
  • 100 grams golden caster sugar superfine is best
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice OR (see above)
  • 2 medium eggs

For the icing

  • 75 grams unsalted butter soften in the microwave
  • 175 grams icing sugar siftedIMAG1828
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Proper instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add the lemon juice
  • Gradually add the eggs, one by one.
  • Carefully fold in the flour
  • Bake in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes.

Elf instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºCIMAG1826
  • In a clean mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together then add lemon juice
  • Gradually add the eggs, try to whip the mixture up a bit to get some air into the batter
  • Bake in the oven for 10 – 20 minutes.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s