lemon curd cupcakes

January 31, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Birthdays, Cheese, Cupcakes, Fruit | 10 Comments


i think i have temporarily ceased the search for a one-bowl-vanilla-cupcake recipe. this is fuss-free and just the way i like it – dump everything in one bowl and mix! it is sufficiently moist and dense, without drying out. my friends were pleasantly surprised by the lemon curd centre, and i thought it was nicely paired with the cream cheese frosting.

vanilla cupcakes; makes about 12

150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence

1. preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius. line a cupcake tin with paper liners. put all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a hand-held electric whisk for 1-2 minutes until light and creamy. divide the mixture evenly among the cake cases.

2. bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes till risen and firm to the touch. test with a skewer if required. transfer to a wire rack to cool.


i would think that this recipe lends itself well to fillings/mix-ins. for these, i added about a teaspoon of lemon curd as a filling prior to baking. i guess you could experiment with diced fruit or chocolate chunks/chips as well.


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  1. The colour is so pretty! Love the swirls, especially when taken close-up.

  2. hehe thank you su! btw how are you mannnn? it’s been such a long timeeee!

    • I’m great! The years pass by but I’m still 21 at heart, hahaha.

      Is it possible to make an order 2 mths in advance? I’ll email you
      my proposal. πŸ˜€

  3. no worries, sure can do! πŸ™‚

  4. hey, can i know what icing tip you used for the cupcake in the first (closeup) photo? THANKS!!! πŸ˜€

  5. hmm it’s a star tip – the 6-sided one.

  6. Ahhh i havent been here for so long and there’s so many changes!!! I’m still baking, but not at your rate. Not with two little monsters in the kitchen. πŸ™‚

    You’re still my guru babe, and i’m still coming here for your tested and proven recipes!

    How have you been doing? let me know any “news” ok?

    *hugs* – Hidayu

  7. dayuuuu! it’s been so long mannnnn! i’m your guru? please la… i’ve still got a long long way to go. if you notice, my recipes are all fuss-free. i got no patience to do up a multi-layered cake or macarons or those immaculate many-steps-many-equipment recipes. what “news”? lol. :p

    • well, those kpak bing bing news? heheh.

      it’s simply because your recipes are fuss-free that’s why i keep coming back! btw, I’ve added you to my blogroll. Finally reopened a site when I can jot down my tested recipes. Or rather, the ones I keep whipping up in the kitchen. More cooking than baking though…

    • eh my link didnt come up. okies its http://mummyscooking.wordpress.com

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