Lusciously Lemon and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients:-

100g Butter, softened

110g Caster Sugar

120g Self-Raising Flour

2 Teaspoons Cornflour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

3 Medium Eggs, beaten

2 Tablespoons Whole Milk

Zest 1 Lemon

100g White Chocolate Chips

For Lemon Curd Topping:-

Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon

50g Butter

200g Caster Sugar

2 Medium Eggs, beaten

For Buttercream Topping:-

150g Butter, softened

250g Icing Sugar

1 Tablespoon Lemon Curd

To make the cupcakes:-

Preheat the oven to 160 c and place 12 cupcake cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.

Place all the ingredients for the cupcakes in a mixer and mix until light and fluffy, but don’t beat for more than one minute. Pour into the cupcake cases and bake for twenty minutes or until light golden brown and firm to touch.

To prepare the lemon curd – place the juice, zest, butter and sugar into a bowl over a pan of boiling water. Stir constantly while over the heat to melt the sugar and butter together well. Add the eggs slowly, beating well, then continue to beat well until the mixture thickens. Allow to cool fully before using.

When the cupcakes have baked and are cool, carefully slice the tops off if necessary to leave a flat top. Smooth a teaspoon of lemon curd onto the top of each one.

To make the lemon buttercream, beat the butter, icing sugar and lemon curd together for about five minutes until light and fluffy. This can be smoothed onto the top of the cupcakes with a palette knife or piped on over the top of the lemon curd layer.

To make a pretty sugar-paste topper:-

Colour some roll-out sugar-paste pale lemon, leaving some white as well. Roll out the lemon sugar-paste and cut out 12 circles using a round pastry cutter the size of the top of your cupcakes. Using some white royal icing, pipe small dots all over the lemon circles. Roll out some white sugar-paste and cut lots of small flowers using a very small blossom cutter. Place the blossoms round the edge of the circle toppers with a little royal icing. The toppers can be left to dry for a bit before placing onto the top of the cupcakes.

Created with Nokia Smart Cam

To complete the look place your cupcakes into cupcake wrappers and / or vintage china tea cups!

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