Lemon Drop Cupcakes

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Recipe by: Abby Moule

Ingredients

  • 130g plain flour
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 40g softened salted butter
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 egg
  • 120ml whole milk
  • For the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please Icing :

  • 300g Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar
  • 80g salted butter
  • 20ml whole milk
  • 30ml lemon juice

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Lemon Drop Cupcakes

1. Put the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl: Flour, sugar, baking powder, zest and butter (treat butter as 'dry' for our purposes). Mix until you have an even sandy consistency.

2. Measure out the milk in a jug, add the egg and Technique: Whisk Using light, rapid sweeping strokes to thicken or thoroughly combine ingredients. You can also use a whisk attachment attached to a food processor. I know this Teach me, please whisk well. Drizzle into the flour whilst mixing, until you have a smooth batter.

3. Spoon evenly into 12 cupcake cases and bake at 170°C for 20 minutes until bounce back to the touch. Cool on a wire rack and in the meantime make the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing by mixing all the ingredients together for several minutes until light and fluffy.

4. It is hard to over mix Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing , so just keep going until it is really pale and fluffy. Add more milk/lemon juice or Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar to change the consistency. You should aim for something that holds its shape without being too stiff.

Technique: Piping Adding icing to a cake or cupcake using a piping bag for more precise decorations and designs. I know this Teach me, please Pipe the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing on top of the cakes using a reusable Technique: Piping Adding icing to a cake or cupcake using a piping bag for more precise decorations and designs. I know this Teach me, please piping bag and large star nozzle and decorate as required.