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Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Veg  CD  CBF   25mins plus cooling

 

A zingy little cupcake.

 

Makes 6 medium Cupcakes (fairy cakes)      Cold   Vegetarian  Fairy Cakes  cupcake recipe Cakes Baked Fayre 

 

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

50g/2oz Self-Raising Flour

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

50g/2oz Margarine

1 Egg, beaten

The grated zest of 1 Lemon

For the Lemon Icing

100g/4oz Icing Sugar

approx 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Hundred and Thousands (optional)

 

Instructions

 

1. Heat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place 6 paper fairy cake cases evenly on a baking tray.

 

2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until well blended. The mixture should be soft enough to drop easily from the spoon when tapped.

 

3. Place a tablespoon of cupcake mixture in each paper case and bake towards the top of the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the cupcakes are well-risen and firm to the touch.

 

4. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

 

5. Once cold, sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice and mix until smooth. The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon but not too runny.

 

6. Place a teaspoon of the lemon icing on the top of each lemon cupcake and smooth with the back of the spoon. If using, sprinkle with hundreds and thousands then put aside to set for at least 20 minutes before serving.

 

 

 

 

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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe

Oven

Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack

 

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