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Cup Cakes :D

I kept my promise!! Cup cakes are here…

It took me a while to finally get around to baking them..

As they say patience pays….

While I was at work today, I kept thinking cup cakes cup cakes.. the thing is most of the time I think of food these days pretty much any where.. Not that I want to eat or anything but more like make some thing new…

So cup cakes had been ringing through my head.. Went through zillion different flavours, combinations.. until I conjured this one literally..

You should see all the one siders at my work have my scribbles on them… Not about policy issues but about food… 😛

So as soon as I got off work, I dashed home.. ran into my pantry checked for all the possible items I need.. you never know you see and then I started.. My lemon muffins with vanilla butter cream..

Oven fresh

You would need ( Makes 12)

Flour 1.5 cups

Sugar 2/3 cup

Butter 1/2 cup

Milk 1/4 cup

Eggs -4

Baking powder 1.5 teaspoon

salt 1/4 teaspoon

Lemon rind- 1 table spoon full (if not then lemon essence 1.5 teaspoon)

For the frosting

Icing Sugar- 2 cups

Butter-1/2 cup

milk-2 table spoon

vanilla extract (not essence if possible) – 1 teaspoon.

Food colour of your choice (I used blue)

lemon cup cakes with vanilla butter-cream icing 😀

Cream the butter and the sugar with the beater or if you have a food processor even better. (butter at room temperature).  Gently add the eggs one by one and viz in between. In a separate bowl, mix the flour baking powder lemon rind and the salt. Then alternately pour it into the sugar mixture with milk and keep beating. Meanwhile, Line a muffin tray with the cup cake holders and pour the batter into them, filling each of them upto half. Push it into the oven for about 20-25 mins. At the end of it stick a toothpick to see if it comes clean. Cool it on the wire rack.

For the frosting, combine the butter and the sugar and cream it. Add the milk and the vanilla and a drop of you food colour choice. Beat them until they form a thick cream like consistency. Fill your piping bag and ice them as you like. There you go.. your cups cakes all ready..

One for the road 😀

All you now need with this is a cup of freshly brewed Darjeeling Tea…

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