Make it Monday – cupcakes

12 10 2009

This week I have decided to share my favourite cupcake recipe at the moment. So yummy and very simple to make.

Gingerbread cupcakes with Lemon cream cheese frosting.
Makes 12

For the Gingerbread cupcakes:
1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 1/2 oz (90g) butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp golden syrup

For the Lemon Cream Cheese frosting:
1oz (30g) butter
3oz (80g) cream cheese
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp grated lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade (GM 4)
2. Sieve dry ingredients into bowl
3. Add all other ingredients
4. Mix in mixer or with electric hand-whisk for 2 minutes
5. Divide equally into individual cupcake wrappers and bake in the oven for roughly 30 minutes (this varies depending on your oven. I check mine after 20 minutes to see how they are getting on)
6. Cool on a rack while you make the frosting.
7. Put all frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix (with mixer electric hand whisk if possible) until pale and smooth.
8. When cupcakes are cool cover with the frosting.

Eat and enjoy! I make these all the time but I don’t have a picture to share….probably because they never last long enough!

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