by Katherine Walton on May 18, 2022 20 Comments
There is something especial about adding fresh lemons to your cake batter. The freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly grated lemon rind adds not only an amazing zesty aroma but it also tenderises and adds the freshest zesty lemon taste to your cupcakes. These cupcakes have a pale, fluffy and fine crumb texture. Ideal for those wanting a more delicate cake that melts in your mouth.
These cupcakes go amazing with any frosting. Choosing the perfect frosting depends on what flavours and texture you desire. They go perfect with traditional Buttercream, which tends to be sweeter than other frostings. If you are wanting something a little less sweet, you could pair these cupcakes with a silky Swiss Meringue Buttercream. If you love lemon, you could top them up with my Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Lemon also tastes amazing with other fruits, so you could use them as a base for a Raspberry Curd centre. As another option, you could also use them as a base for making Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.
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How are the ingredients measured in this recipe?
In this recipe and in all of my recipes I provide all ingredients in grams and in mL where applicable. I also provide the ingredient quantities in METRIC cup measurements. However, be aware that cup measurements and spoon measurements vary in different countries. Therefore, I highly recommended the use of scales where applicable to measure ingredients to achieve exactly what the recipe intends.
What is caster sugar and can I substitute it in this recipe?
Caster Sugar is also known as super fine granulated sugar. Not to be confused or replaced with icing sugar also known as powdered sugar. It is recommended that the caster sugar in this recipe is not replaced or substituted. The sugar will be creamed with the butter and not dissolved, therefore it is recommend to use fine granulated sugar instead of standard white sugar.
This recipe says to use self raising flour. Can I replace it or substitute it?
Yes you may substitute the self raising flour in this recipe. You may replace it by using 1 metric cup (150 grams) of plain flour plus 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
What is cornflour and can substitute it in this recipe?
Cornflour is made from corn, which makes it wheat free and gluten free. It is used as a thickener in common dishes such as sauces and gravies. In some countries it is also known as cornstarch, for which you may substitute it with in this recipe.
What can I do if my cupcakes are not baking as intended and burning or browning?
All ovens vary. If you find that your cupcakes are burning or browning before they are completely baked, you may need to adjust the temperature of your oven by lowering it by 10-20 degrees Celsius. The position of the baking tray in the oven can sometimes also affect baked goods. In some ovens placing your tray in the bottom may brown or burn your cakes from the bottom. The same can occur by placing your tray in the top rack if your oven’s heating element is located on the roof of the oven. Always check and learn how your oven works.