Yesterday, as I was munching on a piece of toast smothered with lashings and lashings of lemon curd, I decided it would be nice to make some lemony cupcakes. Here's my recipe for Lovely Lemony Cupcakes.

For the cupcake base you will need:
125g unsalted butter, softened
125g caster sugar
150g plain flour, sifted
150 ml milk
finely grated lemon zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the topping you will need:
200 g cream cheese
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon curd
finely grated lemon zest of 1 lemon

This is what you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cases.

2. Cream the butter and sugar. Then add the sugar and lemon zest. When the mixture is creamy and fluffy, add the eggs.

3. Add the flour and baking powder and gently fold in.

4. Finally, add the milk to make the batter less stiff.

5. Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases and bake for about 15 minutes. Put the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool.

6. To make the topping, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, lemon curd and lemon zest with electric beaters. Leave a little lemon zest aside as garnish.

7. Spread the topping over each cupcake. Decorate with a pinch of lemon zest.

So today's random recipient is actually a group of people, namely, the most excellent staff working in the emergency department at the local hospital. So to all the doctors, nurses, PSAs and ward clerks in emergency, I hope you liked my cupcakes and that they gave you a bit of zing to help you get through yet another hectic day (and/or night).

Pictured here is Ronelle, who accepted my Random Act of Cupcake on behalf of the emergency department staff. Keep up the good work, Nurse Ronelle!

Chris Schwarz
13/7/2010 21:54:28

Wow-these look yummy!
Hope Ronelle shared and didn't rush off to a quiet corner and scoff the lot like I would have.

Nick Byrne
7/9/2010 16:00:50


While strolling through the Alice one day
Without a thought of malice I say

When much to my surprise
A girl with lovely eyes

Came up and had just this to say

“My name is Alex and I ain’t no sloven
I’ve baked a cup cake its straight from the oven

Flour and sugar and butter and cream
Just take one bite it will taste like a dream

There’s a catch though I need a photo
For this strange event

This ain’t no illusion forgive my intrusion your
Happiness is my intent.”


Nick Byrne

8th September 2010
ps, I have a photo of it I'd like to send

26/3/2012 17:20:42

Nice one info, thanks


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