Lemon and Passionfruit Cupcakes

IMG_4126I pretty sure I’ve confess my obsession with Foodgawker before. If I have few minute spare I usually flicking though the dessert section. One day I came across a Lemon and Passion Fruit cupcakes. I love Passion Fruit but never quite sure how to incorporate them into my baking. They are lovely light cupcake, passion fruit is nicely balance by the lemon. I’ve use Felicity Cloake from the Guardian ultimate blueberry muffin recipes, as basis for my version.

Ingredients-Makes approx 20 cupcakes.

  • 240g plain flour,
  • 110g butter, softened ( leave out the night before)
  • 200g Muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt (optional)
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoon Passion Fruit Coulis
  • Zest of one lemon

Buttercream icing

  • 70g/2.5 oz butter softened
  • 140 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 tablespoon Passion Fruit Coulis,
  1. Preheat the oven to 18oC/374oF/Gas mark 5/ 160C Fan oven. Line a cupcakes tin with papers cases.IMG_4091
  2. Beat the butter in a food mixer until it is very soft and beat in the sugar. Then the beaten egg, and mix until well combined.IMG_4097
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, and ½tsp salt if using, in a separate bowl and mix well.IMG_4094
  4. Add in the lemon zest and Passion Fruit Coulis. Fold half these ingredients into the mix, then half the buttermilk, then the remaining flour and buttermilk.IMG_4104
  5. Spoon into the prepared tin (about 2/3 full) and bake for about 25-30 minutes until risen and golden. Bake of 18-22 minutes, until rise, golden and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out clean. IMG_4112
  6. While the muffins are cooling a wire rack. Beat the butter until soft. Add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the milk, Passion Fruit Coulis until well combined.IMG_4113IMG_4119
  7. Pipe onto the cool muffins. Serve and Enjoy.IMG_4123

About sycarroll

I'm a mild-mannered scientist by day and a food enthusiast by night. My idea for this blog was (with the assistance of my fantastic boyfriend, Fabian) to share some recipes of my own creation and other recipes that I have personally found to work out well and all going well, some posts on the great local food we have in Ireland.
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