Monday, February 25, 2013

Valentine Special-Lemon raisin cup cake with lemon cream cheese frosting


Sincere apologies for the long slumber. Anyways, making it up by posting this awesome cup cake recipe of my younger daughter who made this for her valentine :):)

The below quantity of ingredients would yield 40 to 45 cup cakes.

Ingredients for the cup cake:

All purpose flour -1 1/4 cups
Self-raising flour - 1 1/2 cups
Eggs - 4 (at room temperature)
Unsalted butter - 2 sticks (at room temperature)
Sugar - 2 cups
Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Lemon juice - (1 lemon)
Lemon zest - (2 lemons)


Ingredients for the frosting:

Creamcheese - 4 ounces
Butter - 2 tbsp
Icing sugar - 2 cups
Lemon juice ( 1 lemon)
Lemon zest (1 lemon)
Pre-heat oven to 350 deg.

Line muffin pan with cup cake liners.

In a bowl, combine the flours and set aside.

In another bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until soft and fluffy. Now, keep adding eggs one by one, beating well after each addition. Now, add the flour mixture in three parts alternating with milk. Do not over beat. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. Add the lime juice and the lime zest. Once the ingredients are blended, carefully spoon about 3/4th of the cup cake liners. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool the cup cakes well before starting the icing process. Even if a little heat is there, the icing would not set and will begin to melt. Hence, complete cooling of the cake is necessary.

For the frosting:

Beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Add the lemon juice, zest of lemon, sugar and beat it again.

Please note that the above ingredients should be at room temperature.
Added red edible sparkles just for my valentine :):)

Verdict: Awesome, awesome and just awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A true feast to the eyes and the tummy :):)



An interesting quote on cup cake:
'Flowers wilt, costume jewellery tarnishes and candles burn out ......but cup cakes does not hang around long enough to get old ' - Anonymous

32 comments:

  1. Cupcake looks so soft and colorful. nice comeback post

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  2. Very delicious and yummy looking cupcakes

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  3. look absolutely tempting !! Gorgeous

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  4. Looks so delicious and cute.. thanks for the great recipe :)

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  5. I love Cupcakes. In the world of chasing Big things they emote big things in small ways. The Cream cheese frosting is also nice accompaniment to the cake. Welcome back and we miss you, Ms. Chitchat,

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  6. These look so pretty and delicious:)

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  7. The cupcakes are a visual treat!! I can only imagine how it would have tasted :)

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  8. Truly gorgeous cupcakes dear.Seems a perfect one for Valentines day. Welcome back.

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  9. They look delicious indeed,love cream cheese frosting :)

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  10. The cupcakes look heavenly ! I will try them for my boys soon :)

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  11. wow cute and yummy cup cake,luks awesome...

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  12. thanks for ur comment.U keep the lemon pieces with salt in a vessel for 6-7 days and keep shaking it and turning with a spoon.It becomes soft by the 8th day to make pickle.

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  13. delicious looking cup cakes. do visit my space too.

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  15. Beautiful looking cupcakes.Vibrant colors.

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  16. Delicious cupcakes, welcome back. Love the color.

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  17. hi ,
    thanks for visting my blog..following you back..
    this cup cakes looks delicious..

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  18. They look so adorable and cute and sounds really good and yummy! Perfect for the occasion :)

    Yeah, for a while now, I missed several posts!! Lazy me :)

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  19. Looks so yummy...found just in time as I was looking for this recipe. Will try it out soon

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  20. The cupcakes look so good! Would love to try them out.

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  21. Wow very tempting colourful cupcakes...drooling here..)

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  22. Hi
    thanks for dropping by at my blog space....I like the cupcake recipe...i have never made them from scratch.going to give this a try.

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  23. thanks for dropping by at my blog space....I have never made cupcake from scratch.I am going to give this a try.

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  24. Cupcake looks so yummy and soft...gorgeous cupcakes!

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  25. wr wr u dear?? i think more than 20 times i had viewd ur blog in your absence...After July you didn post..

    cupcake looks lovely..wenever imake cupcAKE, my papercases fades out to brown by the time muffins are cookes..even within 15minutes under 160degrees..any idea abt the reason?

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    1. Hi Lena,

      Thanks for visiting our blog again. I have personally never experienced my paper cases getting brow. Could you check if there is grease on the muffin tin that you are baking in? I read that it could cause the paper cases to turn brown.

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  26. Thank you all for visiting our blog and for all your comments and feedback. More recipes coming soon...:-)

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