LEMON AND POPPYSEED CUPCAKE RECIPE

Sometimes there is nothing better than a simple (yet utterly delicious) lemon and poppyseed cupcake. These were a BIG hit with my mumma a non chocolate lover and a BIG hit with me an avid chocolate lover!

INGREDIENTS
makes 12

175g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
zest 2 lemons
3 eggs
100g natural yoghurt
175g melted and cooled butter
1 tbsp poppy seeds

ICING

225g softened butter
400g icing sugar
1 juiced lemon
poppy seeds to decorate

METHOD

  1. Heat your oven to 180C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  2. Mix the flour, poppy seeds, sugar and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl. 
  3. Beat the eggs into the yoghurt until combined and then pour into the dry mixture with the melted butter.
  4. Mix together until all the mixtures are combined and lump free.
  5. Divide the mixture between your cases, one tbsp per case tends to be just right.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. The cakes will be quite pale in colour so don't use this as a measure for how 'done' they are.
  7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin and then lift out onto a wire rack
  1. To make the icing beat the butter in a large bowl until softened. Beat in half of the icing sugar and the lemon juice until combined. 
  2. Beat in the rest of the icing sugar until the mixture is smooth.
  3. To get the same effect as me, using a piping bag with a round nozzle and pipe each cake. Sprinkle poppy seeds over your finished cupcakes.
Enjoy!

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19 comments

  1. Oh wow they look so good! :)

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  2. I will definitely be making these!! They look amazing!!

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  3. These looks so great! When my boyfriend goes away for work, I will definitely try to make these!

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  4. Wow these looks amazingly delicious! I love anything lemon flavoured so I bet I'd love these!

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  5. These look sooo yummy, might have to try making them- although it will probably look nothing like this! Great post :) x

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  6. jeez i wish i could ice cakes that neatly! they look delicious, i'm a big fan of lemon flavoured desserts x
    natasha // eyebrows, inc.

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  7. OMG I love anything and everything lemon! The icing looks on point!!!!
    xoxo,
    The Gabster
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  8. These came out so well, the icing looks fab! I could never make it look that good.

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  9. Oh my gosh, they look amazing! If only mine could turn out so well :') Need to up my cake making game.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  10. Ohh the icing looks wonderful, I defiantly need to get into the kitchen!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  11. Oh my lord these looks so lovely I can hardly handle it! xx

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  12. This Looks so good

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  13. I wish I could cook without setting my kitchen on fire !

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    xx

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  14. They look amazing! And sound yummy x
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  15. These look amazing! Wow!

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  16. Mm Yum these look amazing thanks for the recipe. And your photography is perfect..

    Sam || Beautydetour

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  17. These look so good! Have to try this!

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