Friday, 10 February 2012

mmm.... Lemon Frosting

These cupcakes were so easy to make and the perfect thing to do on a rainy day...

1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Wash your hands!
Pre-heat oven to 375°F (or 180°C)
Grease a 3x4 muffin tray
Sift dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
Add butter and pinch with fingers until crumbly mixture
Add milk, vanilla and egg to the bowl and beat until smooth and glossy.
Fill muffin tray half way
Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

I also found a really simple a lemon frosting recipe.

1 teaspoon fresh lemon rind
3 tablespoons butter
3 cups Icing sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water

Add lemon rind to butter; cream well.
Add part of sugar gradually, blending after each addition.

Add lemon juice and water to creamed mixture, alternately with remaining sugar, until of right consistency to spread
Beat until smooth

Note: wait for cupcakes to cool before applying frosting, if warm frosting will melt (And get very messy!)


Photos © Izabelle Butcher

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