Here I am again. Sorry that it took me a while to post something here but life has been hectic lately. However time flies and it is impossible to retain it. We’re in June! Oh gosh! It seems it was yesterday when I was baking a “Roscón de Reyes” for New Year’s Eve celebration and now we are in “summer” and I still have to survive a couple of months to enjoy my favourite season: Autumn, can’t wait!! But first I would love to be fed up with some hot weather…. Please sun, come here and give us some light and beautiful sunsets… colour the sky and my skin? In Spain it is already hot for a couple of months and I have just got better from a flu/cold that was going on here, isn’t it ridiculous? A cold in summer?! Not even the cats are around…and there’s a mouse in the garden!!!!
And because life has been busy, it doesn’t mean I haven’t spoiled my sweet tooth. This is a recipe for those who (like me) don’t see blue sky and need some desperately!! This cupcakes will not only light up your day but will make you feel you are on holidays!
Adapted from Sally’s
-115g unsalted butter (softened at room temperature)
-150g caster sugar
-2 eggs (at room temperature)
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-190g all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-120ml milk (at room temperature)
-zest and juice of 2 lemons
-lemon curd for topping (optional)
How to make it
- Beat butter and sugar until creamy. Make sure they are well combined.
- Add the eggs, one at a time and the vanilla extract. Combine.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine them well.
- Pour the dry ingredients to the wet ones in 3 times.
- Grate your lemon and squeeze them and fold them in the batter together with the milk. Do not overmix the dough.
- Preheat your oven at 180ºC. Then prepare your muffin form with paper liners.
- With the help of an ice cream spoon, scoop the batter in every muffin paper and take them to the preheated oven for 18 min or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Take them out of the oven and let them cool down before frosting.
As you can see in the picture, I ate mine with lemon curd and it was so lemon-y. I loved the fresh flavour with a hot and bitter coffee.
Do you also like lemon-y treats?
Xoxo Pink Maple