Lemon Jelly Cupcake

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Lemon Cupcake with Lemon yellow frosting + lemon Jelly

So this like most of my bakes I had never made before and I was winging it!

I love lemon sorbet and ice-cream, lemon teas and one of my favourite chocolates is a Cachet Lemon and pepper!! So this was definitely an experiment to make the best lemon cupcake.  So I started by using my normal vanilla cupcake recipe but made some alterations and some substitutions. when the actual cupcakes were made I felt I didn’t go heavy enough on the lemon extract so made the brilliant decision to add a lemon jelly to the middle of it. Any normal person would probably told me there was plenty of lemon in them. The frosting again was a standard frosting but with lemon extract and yellow colour paste.

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Cupcake ingredients

3oz margarine

10oz caster sugar

8 1/2oz plain flour

1tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

240ml milk

1/2 tsp lemon extract

2 large eggs

Preheat the oven and prepare muffin tin.

Mix the flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until well mixed.

Whisk together the milk, lemon and eggs until combined, pour 3/4  of the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix on a slow speed increasing speed until smooth and thick, add the remaining milk until you have a smooth batter.

I cheated a bit here and bought an on the go Jelly pot.  But ideally make the jelly whilst they are in the oven!!

Divide the batter into the tins, pop in oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until springy to touch. Leave to cool in the tin for a short time and then cool further on a wire rack.

When cupcakes are cool and fairly firm use an apple corer to create a hole in the middle for the jelly.

I used the corer also on the jelly to try pop in the hole!

The frosting

500g icing sugar

160g unsalted butter

1/2 tsp lemon extract

Whisk the sugar and the butter together fast until combined, whisk in the and beat until fluffy, then add the lemon and colour paste and combine well.

Put icing into an icing bag and pipe onto cupcakes once they are  cool enough.

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