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Lemon & honey cupcakes

Lemon & honey cupcakes

Feed the nation's love for cupcakes with a freshly baked batch of lemon & honey cupcakes made with delicious Rowse Light & Mild Honey.

  • Preparation: 30 mins
  • Cooking: 22 mins
  • Serves: 12

What you need:

For the cupcakes:

  • 150g (6oz) butter, softened
  • 100g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 50g (2oz) Rowse Light & Mild Honey
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten
  • 150g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

To decorate:

  • 100g (4oz) butter, softened
  • 225g (8oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (2oz) low fat soft cheese
  • 1 tbsp Rowse Light & Mild Honey
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Few drops of yellow food colouring
  • Edible sprinkles, sugar flowers and tiny sweets

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / fan oven 170°C / Gas Mark 5. Put 12 silicone or paper cup cake cases into a bun tray.
  2. Beat the butter, sugar and Rowse Light & Mild honey together until pale and creamy, using a wooden spoon or hand-held electric whisk. Beat in the lemon zest. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition.
  3. Sift in the flour and fold it in gently with a large metal spoon until combined, then stir in the lemon juice to give a soft consistency. Spoon the mixture into the cake cases.
  4. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 20-22 minutes until risen and golden. Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat the butter in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Gradually sift in the icing sugar, beating well between each addition. Beat in the low fat soft cheese, Rowse Light & Mild honey, lemon zest and food colouring. Pipe or spread on top of the cupcakes, then decorate.

Handy cook's tip:

Keep in a cool place and eat within 3 days.

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Rowse Honey

Rowse Honey

Rowse Honey are the UK's leading honey company, producing the nation's favourite honeys. We travel the globe to source the world's finest honeys from the most fascinating, remote places and also produce delicious dessert sauces, lovely lemon curd and all sorts of honey-related products.

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