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Our lemon drizzle cupcakes are just too good! Moist, light, deliciously lemony and really easy to make too – the perfect spring bake!

Springtime makes me want to cook and bake lighter food and zesty lemon drizzle cupcakes really fit with the spring vibe.

They’re the perfect size for adding a an afternoon tea platter alongside some freshly baked scones, finger sandwiches and maybe a bottle of pink fizz to really celebrate spring properly!

Lemon Drizzle Cupcake Ingredients

For the lemon drizzle cupcakes

  • 125g butter – use unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • zest of a lemon
  • 125g self raising flour

For the lemon drizzle

  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 50g caster sugar

If you prefer you can swap these to orange drizzle and just replace the lemons with oranges, you’ll probably only need the juice of one orange though as they do tend to be much juicier!

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platter of lemon drizzle cupcakes wrapped in purple tissue alongside a bowl of lemons.

How To Make Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven – to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  • Make the cupcake batter – mix together the butter and caster sugar until fluffy and light. Slowly add the beaten egg and combine.
  • Add the lemon zest and self raising flour and stir gently to combine.
  • Put the cake batter into the casesdivide the cake batter evenly between the cake cases.
  • Bake in the oven – for around 12 minutes until light brown.
  • Make the lemon drizzlewhilst the cakes are baking gently warm the lemon juice and sugar over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour over the lemon drizzle – once the cakes are out of the oven prick small holes into the tops of them with a cocktail stick and pour over the lemon drizzle.

More Spring Bakes to Make

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  • Mini Egg Cheesecake – our individual mini egg cheesecakes are super easy to make and you’ll just LOVE that creamy mini egg cheesecake mix, it’s mouthwateringly good.
  • Easy Easter Cake – who says baking needs to be hard work? Cheat your way to a delicious easy chocolate bunny cake with a little help from Betty Crocker!

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Yield: Makes 12

Lemon drizzle cupcakes

platter of lemon drizzle cupcakes wrapped in purple tissue alongside a bowl of lemons.

Lovely little lemon drizzle cupcakes - the perfect spring bake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

Ingredients

For the lemon drizzle cupcakes

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • zest of a lemon
  • 125g self raising flour

For the lemon drizzle

  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 50g caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Mix together the butter and caster sugar until fluffy and light. Slowly add the beaten egg and combine.
  3. Add the lemon zest and self raising flour and stir gently to combine.
  4. Divide the cake batter between the cake cases.
  5. Bake in the oven for around 12 minutes until light brown.
  6. Whilst the cakes are baking gently warm the lemon juice and sugar over a low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Once the cakes are out of the oven prick small holes into the tops of them with a cocktail stick and pour over the lemon drizzle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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