Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes

I'm quite a fan of baking. Cakes and cupcakes are my favourites and what I'm best at. I'm still working on my biscuits and desserts. I even have a whole Recipes section on my blog (you can find it by clicking on the link in the left hand side bar.) So for my birthday this year my parents bought me lots of baking goodies. These colourful silicone cupcake cases included, and a recipe book just for cupcakes!
This recipe is taken from there, these Lemon Butterfly Cupcakes are so easy to make and you only need a few basic ingredients.

What You Need:

150g Self Rising Flour
Half teaspoon Baking Powder
100g Margarine
2 Eggs
150g Caster Sugar
1 Lemon Rind
Icing Sugar


Beat the sugar and butter together in a bowl until light and fluffy
Sift in the flour and baking powder alternating with the beaten eggs, mixing as you go.
When everything is well mixed, fold in the lemon rind.
You now have your cake batter so pour into your cupcake cases!
Pop them in the oven for 15-20mins on Gas Mark 4

To make the frosting, mix 50g of Butter with 100g of Icing Sugar
The mix will not be stiff but not too runny.
Add a squirt of lemon juice.

When the cakes are cool,  using a sharp serrated knife, cut out round circles from the top of each cupcake
Then cut these shapes in half.
Smooth the frosting over each cupcake, and wedge the 'butterfly' wings back into the top
Dust with icing sugar and then devour!




  1. These look so yummy, makes me want to spend the afternoon baking! The recipe sounds so easy, will definitely have to try it out soon.

    Gillian x

  2. Mmmmm these look delicious. I love anything to do with lemon :) xxx

  3. Yum! They look delicious, and I love your cupcake cases. Am flicking through my baking books to see what I fancy making but maybe I should just make these xxxx

  4. These look great, love the "butterfly" wings, definitely looks like something I could attempt! xo

  5. I love your recipes, I find baking so much fun! These look yummy


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