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Yummy and refreshing lemon & lime cupcakes.
Yummy and refreshing lemon & lime cupcakes.
Makes 24 large Cupcakes.

Posted by jade.owen.338 from Standon, England, United Kingdom • Published See jade.owen.338's 9 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 Degrees Celsius and prepare a tray with cupcake cases

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon & Lime Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Firstly cream the butter and caster sugar until smooth.
    Then whisk in the eggs (don't panic if it looks like it curdles!)
    Then add the self-raising flour and baking powder.

    Once fully mixed, split the mixture between two bowls (about 1/3 of the total mixture into the second bowl).

    In the first, flavour the mixture with the lemon flavouring/extract (to your taste. Note, you can use juice but may need to use a lot for a good flavour... if so add some extra flour so the mix is not too wet).

    In the second bowl, add the juice of 1 lime and some green food colouring.

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon & Lime Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the cake mixtures are ready, place a tablespoon of the lemon flavoured mix into the cupcake cases followed by a smaller amount of lime flavoured mixture

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon & Lime Cupcakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a skewer or lollypop stick, lightly fold the mixtures together in the cupcake cases to create a green and yellow marble.

    Then place in the oven to bake.
    he cakes normally take ~18mins to bake however this may change with different ovens. Therefore wait until golden brown ontop and use a knife/skewer to check if done completely (will come out the middle of a cupcake clean if baked through).

  • Step 5

    Once baked, take the cupcakes out of the oven and allow to cool on a rack.

    Whilst the cakes are cooling, the butter icing can be made.

    Cream the butter and icing sugar together.
    Split the mixture into two; flavour one bowl with lemon, and the other colour green/flavour with some lime juice.

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon & Lime Cupcakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once the cakes are cool, into a pipeing bag place the butter icing.

    A dual colour bag (as pictured) will make things easier, however if you have a single one simpley fill one side with one colour and the other side with the other (a bit trickier but do-able!)

    Then swirl on to the cupcakes

  • How to bake a lemon cupcake. Lemon & Lime Cupcakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once done, sprinkle a small amount of lemon sherbet on top.
    (I also add a little lime-flavoured chocolate on top!)

    Then Enjoy!

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