Iced Cupcakes

I made some cupcakes this weekend. The icing is a cool lipstick pink colour. Here's the recipe.

175g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
175g self raising flour, sieved
finely grated zest and juice of a lemon

225g icing sugar, sieved
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
2 drops Cochineal food dye

Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Cream butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time while beating the mixture. Fold in the flour and the lemon juice and zest.

Spoon into a bun tin lined with bun cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pale golden, the mixture should have risen. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

For the icing mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Mix in lemon juice until it's smooth and not too runny. Spoon the icing onto the cakes or use an icing bag.

I recommend having them while having a nice cup of tea and a sit down.

5 Responses to "Iced Cupcakes" (Leave A Comment)

Iamreddave says
March 1, 2009 at 11:04 AM

Just had pink fairy cakes with a nice cup of tea and a sit down. No pink fairy cakes are not even a bit gay...

The Beer Nut says
March 1, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Technical science-type taxonomological question: What's the difference between a cupcake, a fairy cake and a bun?

Bionic Laura says
March 1, 2009 at 2:21 PM

I think cupcakes and fairy cakes are the same. A cupcake is usually in a paper case and has icing. A bun could be a lot of different things like rock buns. I think buns are made with a more sponge cake type mix.

But really I don't know, I just know they taste yummy whatever they are...

Sinéad says
March 2, 2009 at 12:57 AM

What a coincidence; I made a lemon madeira cake this weekend. Must be the weather making us bake.

Reuben Gray - TaleOfAle says
March 3, 2009 at 6:16 AM

mmmm.... pink icing.

I thought the only difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake is regional dialect? Fairy Cakes are from the British Isles and Cupcakes from the Americas?