Not my recipe but made these today. So lemony and delicious!!! Hooray for Masterchef winner first season Julie Goodwin!
Lemon Diva cupcakes - makes 12Ingredients:
100 g unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup (165 g) caster sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
finely grated zest of 3 lemons
1. cups (200 g) self-raising flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
Icing 125 g unsalted butter, softened
2 cups (300 g) icing sugar mixture
11/2 tbs lemon juice
yellow food colouring (optional)
yellow liquorice allsorts, to decorate
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
1 Preheat the oven to 180C (160C fan-forced). Line a 12-hole medium muffi n pan (1/3 cup capacity) with paper cases. Using electric beaters, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and
creamy. Mix through the lemon zest.
2 Add the eggs one at a time, beating well a er each egg. Gently fold through the fl our and milk in two alternate batches. Divide the mixture evenly among the paper cases.
3 Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and springy when touched. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.
4 To make the icing, use electric beaters to beat the butter until light and creamy. Add the icing sugar a little at a time, beating constantly. Add half the lemon juice and beat until well combined. Add the remaining lemon juice a little at a time, and tint with food colouring if you like. Using a 1 cm fluted nozzle, pipe the icing onto the cooled cupcakes. Decorate