Lemon Iced Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

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I am baking all the time at the moment, its nice to have that back, my only problem is that I keep baking the same thing (mostly the flapjack from my last recipe) so I need to keep thinking up new things to try, in fact this week I have a very exciting bake for my daughters 4th birthday, it is something I have never tried before so I hope it works and I can share it here! But for now a recipe I am loving and has also been made several times over the past few weeks Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Icing and Sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 140g of Butter
  • 140g of Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp of Vanilla Essence
  • 130g of Flour
  • 10g of Baking Powder
  • 150g of Icing Sugar
  • 3 tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • Cold Water (2-3tbsp)
  • Sprinkles

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170c
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla essence and whisk until smooth
  4. Gradually add the flour and baking powder whilst folding the mixture together gently
  5. Pour equally into 12 cupcake cases
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes
  7. Allow to cool
  8. Once cool make the icing by sieving the icing sugar into the bowl
  9. Add the lemon juice and mix
  10. Then add the cold water little by little until you have a thick but smooth icing
  11. Ice the cupcakes and add the sprinkle
  12. Refridgerate for 15 minutes so the icing sets
  13. Enjoy!

These are delicious so I recommend them highly, they also look great for a party or gathering and last for a few days so basically there is no reason not to right?

Chantelle x

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