Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Buttercream Frosting

I made these cupcakes only just last week but they are soooo good I made some again last weekend. I went for a little twist on the cupcakes I made last week and topped them with a lemon buttercream frosting instead of the vanilla buttercream

These cupcakes are lemony zesty goodness just by themselves. So I went a little easy on the addition of lemon juice in the buttercream. These are just as good as they were last week and my house is divided on which buttercream was nicer....vanilla or lemon?

Recipe for Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Makes 12


Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 60ml full fat milk, room temperature
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  • 225g unsalted butter,softened
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp full fat milk, room temperature


Lemon and Poppy seed Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter until completely softened. Add caster sugar and beat until light and fluffy. This may take a few minutes. Gradually add eggs and beat until well combined. Add milk,lemon zest and lemon juice and mix well.
  3. Gently fold in flour and poppy seeds until mixture is well combined. Evenly dollop mixture into cupcake cases. I usually use a ice-cream scoop for even distribution.
  4. Bake in oven for 12-15mins (I use a fan-assisted oven) or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Try and avoid temptation and leave cool on wire rack.

Lemon Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter until extremely soft and almost fluffy.
  2. Add icing sugar and slowly beat working up to full speed.
  3. Add milk and lemon juice and beat mixture until light and fluffy.
  4. I piped mine just for the prettiness but a big dollop with a spoon is just as good!

    I'm sooo in love with these cupcakes...............can you tell lol?

    Happy Tuesday :)

    Shirley x

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