Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes Recipe

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes

When I visit my favourite coffee shop they always have the most delicious lemon and poppy seed cupcakes. They’re irresistable and far too tempting. One just has indulge.

This recipe makes 16 and I guarantee they won’t be around for long. If you make them, let me know or better still, send me a pic from your phone via facebook, twitter or instagram. I always enjoy seeing your creations – especially the cupcakes.

Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes Recipe Ingredients

Makes 16

For the cupcakes…

3 large eggs
250g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
100g butter
100ml milk
250g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
60g poppy seeds
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons

For the frosting…

60g butter
300g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla sugar
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 1/2 lemon
100g cream cheese
Poppy seeds and white currants to decorate

How to make lemon and poppy seed cupcakes…

For the cupcakes…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4
  2. Line muffin tin with paper muffin liners
  3. Beat eggs and sugar together either by hand or using an electric whisk until thick, white and fluffy.
  4. Melt the butter in a small pan then turn off the heat before adding the milk. Gently fold into the egg mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together, adding a pinch of salt. Sieve over the egg mixture and fold in with the poppy seeds, lemon zest and juice.

    Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes - Oven ready
    Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes – Oven ready
  6. Fill each of the muffin cases to 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes - Baked
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cupcakes – Ready for Icing

For the cream cheese frosting…

  1. Soften the butter and beat with the icing sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and poppy seeds in a bowl.
  2. Spread onto the cupcakes and decorate with poppy seeds and white currants.

Don’t forget, I want to see pics. If you’ve made this recipe, share a snap from your phone with me via facebook, twitter or instagram. It’s always great to see what your creations look like.

BTW, if you have any other great cupcake flavour combos, leave a comment below and let me know.

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