Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

Are you smack in the middle of winter, surrounded by snow, and feeling a little crabby from the 45 min of sunshine available during the day? Me too. Luckily I get to think ahead and plan for my summer wedding. I will admit that thinking about bright and summery cupcake flavours really brightens up my mood. I ultimately came across the flavour combination of raspberry lemon, which I find to be a delicious classic. When I was in pastry school I remember actually making my “wedding cake” project raspberry lemon flavoured, and it sold pretty much everyone — even a lemon-curd hater like me.

This combination seems to be really promising so far. It’s a crowd-pleaser, it’s summery, it’s light and delicious, and the lemon curd is a perfect excuse to use up left over egg yolks from all the buttercream. The cake is nice and tangy from the addition of lemon zest, and all the flavours and textures compliment each other so well — it’s truly a winner.

Screen Shot 2019-12-01 at 10.34.58 PM 2

I’ve decided I’m going to do one more wedding cake taste test and then decide from there, so stay tuned for the wedding cake flavour reveal! In the mean time, please enjoy the videos on all the past flavours, which is available on a playlist on my Youtube page @ ally bakes. Here is the recipe and video tutorial below!

Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

This makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients

220g (1-3/4 cup) flour
250g (1-1/4 cup sugar)
8g (2 tsp) baking soda
2g (1/4 tsp) salt
zest from 2 medium lemons

2 eggs
160g (2/3 cup) milk
144g (2/3 cup) oil
5g (1 tsp) lemon juice

123g (1 cup) fresh raspberries

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Line your cupcake tins and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift and whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and the zest from the lemons.
  4. In a separate small bowl or jug, combine all the wet ingredients — the eggs, milk, oil, and lemon juice.
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk just until combined.
  6. Scoop the batter into the lined tins, then add in about 2-3 raspberries per cupcake.
  7. Bake for 17-20 min or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  8. Fill with lemon curd, and pipe with Italian meringue buttercream mixed with a few tablespoons of raspberry jam (to taste), and serve!
  9. Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s