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    Tuesday, 31 March 2015

    RECIPE - ZESTY LEMON CUPCAKES

    I love nothing more than to spend the weekends doing absolutely nothing with my boyfriend! We normally have busy schedules of places to go and things to see so sometimes it’s nice to just chill at home and relax together, with no set plans put in place. This weekend, we decided to do just that and spent the day doing a mixture of lounging, eating and baking! We made these lemon cupcakes on Saturday afternoon, and they were nearly all gone by Sunday evening! They are really easy to make, we took our recipe from BBC Good Food but there are plenty of other good recipes online – if you have a killer cupcake recipe, please do share it in the comments below!
    Lemon Cupcakes
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    What you'll need: 
    For the cakes:
    125g of softened butter 

    125g of caster sugar 
    2 medium eggs 
    100g of self raising flour 
    2 tbsp of milk 
    2 lemons 
    For the icing 
    175g of softened butter 
    350g of icing sugar
    Splash of warm water




    Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees while you prepare your cakes

    Using a whisk, beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. 

    Add the eggs, sifted flour, milk, zest of the two lemons and a little squeeze of the juice. 

    Mix everything until smooth 

    Spoon around one and a half spoons of the mix into the cake cases 

    Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins. 

    While they are cooking, make the icing by whisking the butter in a bowl. Then add the icing sugar and mix. 

    Add any remaining lemon zest and another good squeeze of lemon juice 

    Once you cakes have risen, place on a cooling rack to cool. Don't ice your cakes until they have completely cooled or you'll end up with a runny mess on top! 

    We decorated our cakes with freeze-dried raspberries and white chocolate! Delicious!

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