Monday, April 5, 2010

lemon & passionfruit cupcakes


Not being one to love easter eggs that much, this Easter I have chosen to bake sweet treaties for gifts instead. The cupcake of choice this year is lemon & passionfruit cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and home grown passionfruit. Delicious - Enjoy!

Cupcakes
Ingredients
90g softened butter
90g softened cream cheese
grated lemon rind + juice of 2 lemons
2/3 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup self-raising flour

Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 160'C
2. Line a 12 cupcake pan, with cupcake papers.
3. Beat the butter, cheese, lemon rind, sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy.
4. Add sifted flour gradually to the cheese mixture and beat on a low speed, until just combined.
5. Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases.
6. Bake for 25 minutes until firm to touch.

Frosting
Ingredients
125g softened cream cheese
1/8 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
¼ cup passionfruit pulp

Method:
1. Combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a small bowl.
2. Using an electric mixture beat until smooth. Add the icing sugar mixture and beat until smooth.
3. Reduce speed and add passionfruit.
4. Spread over cooled cupcakes.
For best results with frosting, place your mixing bowl and beaters in fridge for an hour before use. This will keep your frosting thick and stop it from melting. Also avoid using hot melted butter, and keep your cream cheese and passionfruit in fridge prior to use.



5 comments:

  1. They look lovely. So pretty with the gorgeaus china. I've lurked in and out of this blog for a while. It is really so lovely. I have book marked your post about the office desk and keep showing my hubby. Thanks for sharing such beautiful images.

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  2. They look delicious - and lovely photo... could I just check the amount of butter in the frosting... "8 cup"... perhaps 1/8 cup?

    Thanks again.

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