Knowing how baking mad I am and lover of all pointless yet cute things, last Christmas I was gifted these teacup cupcake silicone moulds from the brand Fred and instantly fell in love. How do you make a cupcake even cuter? Put it in a teacup, excellent. Alongside the Great British Bake Off, we decided to have a cake week at work for one of our team meetings, to which we all brought along something to contribute. Dying for an excuse to finally use my moulds, I decided it was time to try them out, with a lemon batter mix, with a secret hidden raspberry in the middle, topped with lemon and cream cheese frosting and a raspberry on top to finish.
I was really impressed with how well the moulds held their shape, and everything had risen really well inside. Once cooled it was time to decorate, icing bag at the ready, lets do this.
If you want to make your own lemon and raspberry cupcakes you will need:
125 g soft butter
125 g self-raising flour
125 g caster sugar
2 tbsp milk
2 large eggs
Finely grated zest of 1 small lemon
1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C and start by mixing all of your dry ingredients and lemon zest, slowly adding in the eggs and pouring in the melted butter and milk until all combined. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
2. Pour the mixture into your moulds or cupcake cases and push a single raspberry into the middle of each of the cakes. Cover the raspberries with mixture from the sides, or if you have any leftover from your mix.
3. Place the cakes into the middle of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and springy to touch.
4. Once cooled it’s time to make the cream cheese lemon frosting. You will need:
125g cream cheese
60g butter, softened
150g icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
350g icing sugar
Begin by combining the butter and cream cheese, slowly sifting in the icing sugar and lemon juice, until a thick enough consistency to pipe. Finish by adding a raspberry on top, but be careful to make sure they’re dry enough so the colour won’t bleed onto your icing!
Let me know if you have a go at making these, they went down a treat!