Lemon Cup cakes with lemon frosting : Scent of a Lemon

lemon cup cakes
lemon cup cakes

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When life hands you lemons,why not make cup cakes and let the world know how you turn the sour and tangy flavors in your life to something sweet and amazing.

Lol ! How was that? I am asking because I just made that up. My contribution to the ‘lemon quotes’  🙂

Who doesn’t love the  Scent of a Lemon. The comforting, reassuring fragrance of lemons can be an aromatic asset for your health. Women especially love the scent and flavor of a lemon. I wonder what Al Pacino would have to say about this. Just a whiff of a lemon can lessen anxiety and stress while improving cognitive performance and mood. Especially, when you are prepping for an important presentation or meeting, rubbing some lemon balm on the inside of your wrist or simply taking a long whiff of a fresh lemon can enhance your performance and attitude.So now you know, what to carry in your bag when you step out of your home.

I found this cute and funny  quote on the net :

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The lemon cupcakes are very flavorful and delicious and very easy to make.The recipe is from Rachel Allen. I added a tablespoon of milk to the batter in the second batch. It made the cupcakes even more moist,light and delicious. You can eat it without the frosting, warm and just out of the oven (that’s how i like it). Or you can just smother it with some lemon frosting…or even better, if you have time on your hands and you want to gift it to your near and dear ones, you can do some proper icing. I wanted to do a rosette icing initially, but then I thought since it was a lemon cup cake, the icing should look like lemon peel.

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Two toned icing
Two toned icing

[recipe]

Lemon Cup cakes

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients: 

  • 125 g (4½ oz) butter, softened
  • 125 g (4½ oz) caster sugar
  • Finely grated zest ½ large lemon (keeping the zest of the remaining ½ lemon for the lemon icing)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150 g (5 oz) plain flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. cold milk

Method: 

  • Preheat the oven to 180 º C/gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole cake tin with 12 paper cases.
  • Cream the butter in a large bowl or in an electric food mixer until soft. Add the sugar and grated lemon zest and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually add the beaten eggs, then sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Alternatively, whizz all the ingredients together in an electric food mixer.
  • Divide the mixture between the paper cases and bake in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, until risen and golden. When cooked, the centre of each cake should be slightly springy to the touch. Remove the cakes from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool before you ice them.

recipe courtesy: Rachel Allen

Lemon cupcakes fresh out of the oven...
Lemon cupcakes fresh out of the oven…

[recipe]

Lemon frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • few drops lemon essence
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp. milk as per consistency required

Method:

In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the essence and lemon juice. Now add sugar cup by cup and mix well. Add half the milk and check consistency. If required add some more. Add lemon yellow color and mix again.

For two toned icing:

Take one-fourth of the icing (before adding the yellow color)and add some red color. Put it in the icing bag and spread with fingers. Now add yellow color to the rest of the icing and put it in the center of the icing bag( please note that the red color icing would be sticking to the bag). Pipe the icing on the cooled cup cakes as desired.

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lemon yellow icing
lemon yellow icing

Decorate the cup cakes with sugar flowers and enjoy..

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Some interesting lemon jokes :

What do you give an injured lemon?

Lemon-aid!

Why did the lemon cross the road?

He wanted to play squash!

What did the lemon say to the lime?

Sour you doing?

Why did the lemon stop halfway across the road?

He ran out of juice!

Why did the lemon disapprove of his daughter?

Because she was a little tart!

I am taking my jokes and cupcakes to share with my Fiesta Friday friends at Angie’s party@FiestaFriday.net  .Co-hosting with Angie are two amazing ladies  Caroline @Caroline’s Cooking and Jess @Cooking Is My Sport . Thank you Angie for hosting these lovely parties.

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53 Comments Add yours

  1. Jodi says:

    cupcakes look yummy! and I LOVE the lemon jokes!!!! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. skd says:

      Thank you Jodi ☺I am so glad you like them

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  2. polianthus says:

    ooh too pretty to eat – like flowerheads – very pretty indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment 🙂 But the Scent of the lemons were too inviting to resist 🙂
      Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  3. These look so cute 🙂 lemon jokes were hilarious:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Freda ☺

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  4. Lina says:

    Sounds really interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      thank you Lina. It was fun making them 🙂

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  5. These cupcakes look gorgeous!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  6. The cupcakes and the frosting looks delicious!Loved the quote ha ha!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you more so for loving the quote lol 😀

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  7. Delicious looking cupcakes SKD 🙂 Love the roses and the silver pearls on the top! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Linda ☺ They tasted delicious too.

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  8. fazal says:

    An excellent presentation
    SKD You are very innovative.I think you start a school to train all particularly would be brides
    May Almighty bless you successful life

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Aww..thats a very kind comment. I still have a lot to learn. Thank you for your prayers and warm wishes.

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  9. Jess says:

    Your cupcakes look yummy, and that’s a pretty good icing job as well. Happy FF!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Jess ☺You are an awesome host. Happy FF to you too 👍☺

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  10. Corina says:

    I love cupcakes warm just out of the oven too and could eat these without the frosting although it looks gorgeous. So pretty!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Corina. Even I like cakes out of the oven. Cant wait for them to cool and frost.

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      1. Kait King says:

        mmmmm…and I still put the icing on and slather it up large – you have to whiffle it down as quick as possible before the icing melts all over you….heaven!:) lol

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      2. skd says:

        Haha😀 Well described. Thats the writer speaking.

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      3. Kait King says:

        That’s your lemon cupcakes speaking…;) lol

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      4. skd says:

        😊💕

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  11. kunstkitchen says:

    So appealing and funny! Oh, making these will be a fun challenge. Thanks for bringing them to Fiesta Friday! My mouth is watering.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ It was real fun playing with those colors. Really enjoyed the icing part with my girl. Happy FF to you too 👍💕

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  12. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful feature! Plus it looks delicious…. Happy sunday to you SKD! Best wishes Aquileana 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ Hope you enjoy your Sunday and have a wonderful week ahead.

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  13. Your lemon jokes are beyond fabulous! Lovely & moist cupcakes too 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Josette☺ Sharing a few laughs and giggles with friends while gorging on delicious foods make lovely memories . Happy FF ☺

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  14. Gorgeous! Such perfect decoration!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Nell ☺

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  15. These are gorgeous! They look delicious too 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Michelle ☺

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  16. tentimestea says:

    I love the scent of lemon as well…it always seems to make everything better! What creative piping for the frosting 🙂 I don’t pipe things very often, but this makes me want to experiment with some frosting!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ I have read that women love the scent of lemons because it relates to a squeaky clean home, a comforting reassuring idea for women.

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  17. Dana says:

    LEMON CAKES! My fav! I love this Skd, I am actually going to do some serious baking on the weekend! I will get my bake on and its all thanks to you!
    excited!Happy Monday,xx
    Dana | http://booquepress.com

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    1. skd says:

      Wow!I am excited too. Cant wait to see what you are churning up this time in your kitchen. I am sure it’s going to be something fabulous. ..mmmm…

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  18. You’re too funny with your lemon tidbits. I love anything lemon – good job on the roses 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Juju☺ A lemon a day should keep stress away ☺

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      1. Hey maybe that’s why I am stress free – I add lemon to my water every day and I drink a lot 🙂

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      2. skd says:

        Thats awesome 👍☺ I have substantial evidence to my claims then ☺

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  19. Margherita says:

    To cute to be eaten… but I’m sure they must be amazing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Margherita. It was a battle of looks and flavors and the flavors one . The scent of the lemons in the cakes were too hard to resist eating them.

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  20. Angie says:

    Just beautiful, skd! And love all the jokes, but especially LOVE that saying! I need to put that on a poster! 😃😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Aww..thank you Angie💕

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  21. Look too beautiful to eat – lol, they also look delicious!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  22. cindy knoke says:

    So pretty and so yummy and I love the angel quotation!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. I found it pretty amusing and a little bit inspiring too😉

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  23. These cupcakes are stunning! Job well done 🙂 and thanks for sharing the quote, gave me a nice laugh before a big week 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      I am so glad it made you laugh. But don’t we all agree 😉

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