Zest a lemon this Summer!

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When life gives you lemons, make lemon cupcakes! 

Tangy lemon cupcakes topped with lemon icing is a lemon lover's dream! The texture of these cupcakes is fluffy, moist and so summery. It is a perfect delight in every bite.

A lemon cupcake has the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. The lemony icing will surely remind you of those plump yellow lemon drop candies from your childhood. So if you are ready to make your summer evening zingy, let's start! 

There is nothing fancy about the cupcake ingredients. They are fairly simple and are easily available.

  • For cupcake batter:

-60 ml (about 1 lemon) fresh lemon juice

-1 tbsp (about 1 lemon) lemon zest

-150g (0.75 cup) Superfine Sugar by Trust 

-113g (0.5 cup) softened butter

-2 large eggs

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1.5 tsp baking powder

-0.25 tsp salt 

-195g (1.5 cups)  all-purpose flour

-60 ml (0.25 cup) milk

  • For lemon icing:

-4 tbsp (about 1 lemon) fresh lemon juice

-1 tbsp (about 1 lemon) lemon zest

-420g (3.5 cups) Premium Icing Sugar by Trust 

-227 g (1 cup) softened butter

-pinch of salt

Let's start baking and icing!

  • To start off with the batter, whip all the ingredients together till it has a creamy texture that smells like fresh lemons. Superfine Sugar by Trust dissolves instantly in the batter and adds just the right amount of sweetness to complement the lemon zest.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Pour the wet batter to your muffin tin and fill about 3/4th of the way up. Bake for 5 minutes at 375°F and then bake for another 12 minutes at a reduced temperature of 350°F till the cupcakes are bouncy to the touch.
  • A slight modification to your traditional buttercream icing is all that you need to garnish these lovely cupcakes. Add a pinch of salt and 1/3rd of the Premium Icing Sugar by Trust to softened butter and whip until it comes together. Then beat in the remaining sugar along with the lemon zest and juice to form a smooth frosting. 

Once the cupcakes are cool, they are ready to be decorated! You can simply spread the icing over the cupcake or show off your artistic skills by piping it. Premium Icing Sugar by Trust enhances the texture to soothe your eyes and the perfect sweet taste will make you fall in love with it.


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