Christmas cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 12-14
Dressed up Lemon poppy seed cupcakes for Christmas as a kid-pleasing dessert for Christmas.
  • 130g fine sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 250g self-raising flour sifted
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 50ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 113g melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Icing
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Prepare all the 'wet' ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together. don't over-stir.
  4. When almost thoroughly mixed, add poppy seeds.
  5. Preheat oven to 200deg C.
  6. Bake for 17-20mins or until browned/golden tops.
  7. While cupcakes are in the oven, prepare the icing.
  8. Combine the icing ingredients together and whisk till well combined. (I couldn't get mine to become fluffy; it ended up too stiff to be piped because of my mixer but it was malleable enough to be rolled out and placed over the cupcake, much like fondant so I just made do.)
  9. After the cupcakes have cooled, use a knife to level the cupcake then decorate your cupcakes.
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