My lovely colleague Ana left today. She has taught me so much and I have absolutely LOVED working with her. To mark her last day I made these cupcakes. This lemon cake... My goodness. For me, this is the definitive recipe.
Ingredients for the cake
250g self raising flour
2 tbsp milk
2 finely zested lemons
For the buttercream
1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.
2. Preheat the oven to 180. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden brown. Leave to cool completely.
3. Cream the butter and slowly add enough icing sugar until it is a stiff consistency. Put into a piping bag, with a star nozzle attached, and pipe a swirl of butter cream on top.
Happy Last Day Ana! It has been a pleasure working with you and I'll see you soon for our next Harry Potter Movie Night! X Bo