So, expect to see a lot more of these frosted cuties.
Cupcakes seem to come in so many different sizes it's making my head spin -
and this size is more what I would call fairy cakes.
100g caster sugar
115g SR flour
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsps lemon curd.
Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Beat the butter and sugar together, until pale and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time.
Sift the flour into the mixture and fold in, then stir in the lemon juice and zest.
Spoon a dollop into each paper case and make an indentation in the centre with the back of a teaspoon. Drop in a dollop of lemon curd, then top with the remaining cake mixture.
Bake for 17 minutes, until risen and golden.
To decorate, I added a few drops of green colouring to a ready made buttercream filling. I piped swirls onto the cakes and topped them with edible daisies.
I found in a few of these cakes that the lemon curd sank to the bottom. Maybe I needed more cake mix underneath the lemon curd. But, I think next time I make these I will bake them, then cut out a little bit from the top of the cake (with an apple corer) and fill that with the lemon curd. That should work, do you think?