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{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Lemon cupcakes

{Monthly Sweet Tooth} Lemon cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes 1Hello friends, how was your weekend? Did you make the most of it? I had a great weekend, I survived one of the hottest weekends of the year and had fun playing food stylist for today’s Sweet Tooth story! So what do you think? Do they look tasty? They definitely are, I can assure you!

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Cupcakes with lemon zest
100g butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup self raising flour
6 tbsp milk
2 eggs
pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp grated lemon zest

* Mix all ingredients together, beat well
* Pour the mixture into cupcake cases
* Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown at 180°C
* Makes ± 12 cupcakes depending on what size you make them!

Lemon cream cheese icing
200g plain cream cheese
175g icing sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon, grated

* Slowly beat the cream cheese and icing sugar with an electric beater till creamy and soft
* Add lemon juice and zest, mix well
* Spread icing liberally onto cooled cupcakes and then tuck in!

PS You can also obviously use regular icing if you don’t feel like cream cheese.

This is officially the easiest cupcake recipe ever, passed on to my mom by a friend of hers, it has been tried and tested many times! You can’t go wrong!

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All photography: by me


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  1. elena

    1 March

    They look devine and so pretty! 🙂 I'm glad you had a good weekend! I had fun @ our Chinese New Year parade in S.F.! So jealous you have hot weather right now! So wish it was Spring already! 😉 Beautiful photos as always!

  2. Ruby

    1 March

    I can't wait to try out this recipe! Lemon cupcakes…yum! This will certainly be a summer favorite but even though it's winter here…I'm going to try them as a hint of the summer to come! Thanks for the recipe!
    Beth

  3. Melanie's Randomness

    1 March

    Lemon is one of my absolute favorite flavors!! I love these pictures of these yummy looking goodies!! I'm supposed to make cupcakes for my job this week, I'll definitely remember your post!! Thanks for the inspiration!! =)

  4. Betty Bake

    1 March

    i love your food posts – they totally rock! and your photos are sooo nice 🙂 well done 🙂
    I love the layouts

    Betty Bake

  5. Betty Bake

    1 March

    🙂 your post will be up tomorrow by the way 🙂
    betty

  6. Agata

    1 March

    love it, love it, luuuurve it!!!! damn, you're getting good….

  7. Megan

    1 March

    Love the pics, they so stunning! As for the cupcakes…they look to die for! YUM

  8. Ingrid DeVilliers

    1 March

    Love your photographs Lana…you are getting good! Cupcakes looks yummy!!!

  9. Emily

    1 March

    These pictures are lovely!!

  10. Betty Bake

    1 March

    I made these cupcakes this afternoon and man are they good!!! I haven't even iced them yet as i need to go to the store to get cream cheese – but they taste delicious without the icing already!!!
    thank you i think these will be added to my favorite – quick and easy recipes
    ps I made mine wheat-free by using a wheat-free flour from the health shop 🙂 and they came out sooo delicious
    thanks Betty
    http://bettybakeblog.blogspot.com

  11. country girl

    1 March

    What's lovelier, the cupcake recipe or your photos? Who can tell? Both so wonderful!
    Love the styling you did here….just fantastic.
    Thanks for the recipe…just might have to try this! I love anything that has cream cheese frosting on it.
    xo country girl

  12. Lana

    1 March

    Elena, wish I could have been at your Chinese New Year parade, it must have been amazing!

    Betty, I can't believe you've already tried out the recipe! And I like your idea of wheat free, I think I'm going to try that next time!

    And thanks to all of you for the lovely comments!

  13. Samia

    1 March

    Wonderful photos Lana! They make the cupcakes and your working area look so delicious! 🙂

  14. frauheuberg

    1 March

    oh…yes they looks so delicious…and great recipe…must to try it out…thanks for sharing and your photography is just beautiful…i love it…really…;)…

  15. Jaime

    1 March

    Those sound yum! I love cream cheese frosting 🙂

  16. Elena

    1 March

    My goodness, these are so pretty!!! Looks so delish! The photography is gorgeous!

  17. Rambling Tart

    1 March

    Oh – these are SO pretty! And I love the frosty Pellegrino bottle. This post just shouts SPRING and I love it. 🙂

  18. Cherry Blossoms

    1 March

    They look so delicious! We have a lemon tree in our backyard and a lot of them go to waste as I can't seem to use them fast enough. I think baking some lemon cupcakes is calling my name!

  19. lana, such amazing inspiration and GORGEOUS photography..you are soo talented. i must try the recipe.

  20. The Design Notebook

    1 March

    Mmhhh they look very yummy!!!

  21. Kim

    1 March

    The cupcakes look delicious and so refreshing in this heat! The pics are so gorgeous too.

  22. Tangerine Fairy

    1 March

    Looks so yum and the photography is great!

  23. Lori

    2 March

    Lemon Cupcakes! Wow, those look so summery! Especially when we have predications of snow here tomorrow. Your photography is amazing and I'd love to try this recipe. Thanks!

  24. kendalee

    2 March

    Cupcakes aside (and they do look and sound yummy) may I just say, photographs… gorgeous!!! The scrabble tiles are an inspired choice 🙂

  25. Jardino

    2 March

    This is too beautiful and the photo's are fabulous!!

  26. Shayne

    2 March

    Hello, came over from Betty Bake.

    Those cuppies are divine – I have a Cupcake business and i've never quite managed to make my photos look that good – you have an excellent eye.

    Think i'm going to give these a bash tomorrow.

  27. Leslie

    3 March

    Incredible post. My word your photography and styling is superb. truly. I am inspired and in awe.

  28. Mi Vida Bonita

    3 March

    This sounds sooo GOOD! I have fresh lemons from my tree….I think I have to make these.

  29. Kristi

    4 March

    You have such a way with styling food! I really love this post…definitely sweet.

  30. aroundmytable

    6 March

    Not only do I love the beautiful photographs but also the muffins, they taste amazing and are really fast and easy to make. Actually we had them twice already this week 🙂

  31. F

    7 March

    I'm salivating…

  32. LeLo

    9 July

    Thanks for sharing! see:

  33. Anonymous

    26 August

    Rather nice blog you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

    Kate Kuree

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