Lemon curd cupcakes for baby Audrey Louise

recipe

Lemon curd cupcakes

Luckily I had cupcake cases that covered both genders-blue and pink. Beaters at the ready I decide to make a gender neutral cupcake - lemon curd. Lulu is allergic to chocolate so it needed to be something that she could eat too as she's the one doing all of the hard work!

Boxed lemon curd cupcakes

Lemon curd cupcakes

For the cupcake

  • 125 g butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon rind
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk soured with a little lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup (60g) dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/4 cups cornflour

To decorate

  • Lemon curd to fill (buying it from the supermarket is easiest)
  • Fondant and sugar flowers to decorate

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 150c fan forced or 170c non fan forced.

Step 2 - Beat the first 4 ingredients (the butter, rind, sugar and eggs) with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy

Step 3 - Add in the remaining cake ingredients. Spoon into patty tins.

Step 4 - Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool in tin.

Lemon curd cupcakes for baby Audrey Louise

Step 5 - Cut a 2 cm deep hole in the centre of each cake, fill with curd, cut off pointy ends of the cut out tops leaving a flat disc and replace tops with these discs and smooth surface carefully.

Step 6 - Roll fondant in discs, cut round or fluted outline with cutter and stamp with desired patterns using embossing plates. Top with flower and secure flower with thickish mixture of icing sugar and water.

Boxed lemon curd cupcakes

P.S. What great timing, on the day that I made these, I received a message from Lulu that Little Lady Audrey Louise was born at 2.45am! A very fitting name since mummy Lulu is very Audrey Hepburn-esque. Here are Audrey Louise's first cupcakes, ready to be taken to the hospital.

Boxed lemon curd cupcakes

Lemon curd cupcakes for baby Audrey Louise