Tuesday 22 May 2012

Pink lemonade cupcakes

This morning, i made a batch of pink lemonade cupcakes. The weather has suddenly become so sunny and i am in a summer mood. I thought i would share the recipe:


115g(4oz) of self raising flour
1/4 tsp of baking powder
115g (4oz) butter or margarine
115g(4oz) caster sugar
2 large eggs
Pink food colouring
55g(2oz) granulated sugar
Juice of 1 small lemon


115g (4oz) unsalted butter
juice and zest from half a lemon
4 tbsp double cream
225g (8oz) icing sugar
pink food colouring

1. Preheat the over to 180 degrees/Gas mark 4.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the butter, caster sugar and eggs. Beat until smooth and then add pink food colouring to make a pale pink batter.
3. Spoon the mixture into paper cases and bake for 15-20 mins.
4. While the cakes are in the oven, place the granulated sugar and lemon juice into a saucepan and heat, stirring gently, until the sugar has dissolved. Leave the mixture 15 mins to cool.
5. When the cakes are ready, prick them with a scewer all over and brush over the sugar and lemon syrup. Leave the cakes to cool.
6. To make the buttercream, place the butter, lemon juice and lemon zest into a bowl. Mix together until pale and creamy. Add in the cream and then sift in the icing sugar. Beat for 2-3 mins until light and fluffy and then add the pink food colouring.
5. Use a knife to swirl the buttercream on top of the cakes once cooled. Add sprinkles around the edge and decorate with a straw.

My neighbour very much approves. I am allergic to citrus so cannot eat them. Let me know if you make them and how you get on.



  1. They look soo good.. when you bake them is it at 180 degrees Fahrenheit?

  2. These are so adorable, perfect for a birthday party I'm preparing in a month.


  3. Scrumptious!
    I shall remember not to give you anything citrus or lavendery when you come to mine in the future ;)



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