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Luscious Lemon Cupcakes

Quiche 'n' Tell
Light, lemony cupcakes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 3/4 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 11/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsps finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsps fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line 12 cupcake moulds with paper liners.
  • Beat butter, sugar and lemon zest with an electric mixer in a large bowl till blended, fluffy and pale yellow.
  • Add the eggs one by one, beating after each addition. Beat in half the flour, and add buttermilk and lemon juice before beating in the remaining flour.
  • Drop one round tablespoon of batter into each cupcake mould, and bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.