Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015


What could be nicer on a lazy Sunday afternoon than reading a good book, drinking a warm cup of coffee and eating something delicious fresh from the oven? Not much, trust me. Maybe sitting on a beach, enjoying the sunshine. As this is pretty difficult in Austria, here is a quick and easy recipe for lemon poppy seed cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, adapted from pinterest.

Ingredients (serves 18):
  • 280g flour (3/4 cup)
  • 125g sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g poppy seeds (5 tbsp)
  • 280g yogurt (1 1/2 cup)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 115g butter (1 stick)
  • lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 300g cream cheese (1 1/3 cup)
  • lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 50g powdered sugar (4 tbsp)
Set aside some poppy seeds and lemon zest for decoration. 

Start with putting the cupcake liners into your baking pan. As I ran out of liners, I simply cut out squares (14 x 14cm) from parchment paper.

Preheat your oven to 19C (375° F). In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds and a pinch of salt. In a second bowl, mix the yogurt with 2 eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the yogurt mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well.

 Fill your cupcake liners with ca 3 tbsp of batter and bake them for 25-30 min. While the cupcakes sit in the oven, stir together soft butter, cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Let the cupcakes cool, spread some frosting on them, then sprinkle some poppy seeds and lemon zest on top. Finished! Try not to eat all of them at once ;-)

I hope you are enjoying a comfy Sunday afternoon, what is your favourite cupcake recipe? xo, Anne

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