Lemon And Lime Cupcakes

Love these lemon and lime cupcakes they are so delicious and easy to make by following the recipe below .. happy baking


Lemon And Lime Cupcakes




110g /4oz / 2/3 cup self raising flour, sifted

110g /4oz /1/2 cup caster sugar (superfine) sugar

110g /4oz / 1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large egg

1 lemon, zest finely grated

1 lime, zest finely grated

To Decorate

100g/ 3 1/2 oz / 1/2 cup butter , softened

200g / 7oz /2 cups icing ( confectioner’s ) sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp lime juice

lemon zest strips for decoration and lemon jelly candy if desired


  • Prepare the oven to 190°C ( 170 °C fan ) 375F/ gas 5 and then line a 12 hole cupcake tin with paper cases
  • Combine the flour, sugar, butter and the eggs in a bowl and whisk together for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases and then transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Test them with a wooden toothpick , if it comes out clean then the cakes are cooked and are ready to come out of the oven
  • Transfer the cupcakes onto a wire cooling rack to cool down
  • Meanwhile place the butter for the frosting in a bowl and beat , gradually add the icing sugar ( confectioner’s) sugar and the lemon and lime juice beat until your frosting is smooth
  • check that your cupcakes are cooled down place the frosting into a piping bag and pipe it onto your cupcakes a plain nozzle is usually the best here
  • finish of your cupcakes by decorating them with the jelly candy and the lemon zest



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