Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Drizzle

Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Drizzle

Yet another cupcake from the 500 cupcakes book hahaha... please bear with me ok. There are 500 variations of cupcakes alone from his book alone! Hehehe... this time, the texture of the Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Drizzle is completely different from the Orange Poppy Seeds Cake which is moist and dense. These cupcakes are light and fluffy; plus I got them out of the oven at a right time even though the top turned just light golden otherwise it would have ended up a tad too dry.

As usual, I've cut down the sugar of this recipe to just 200g, hence the added sugar drizzle does not turn these cupcakes overly sweet. I totally loved the lemon fragrant in the cupcakes and the extra crunch of the poppy seeds in the icing. Would loved to sub the lemon with other citruses ie. lime or maybe kaffir lime huh?

Poppy Seed Cupcakes With Lemon Drizzle

225g unsalted butter, soften
225g castor sugar
225g self-raising flour
4 eggs
1stp vanilla essence
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp grated lemon zest

For the drizzle:
125g icing sugar, sifted
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 175C and place 18 casings in muffin trays.

Combine butter, sugar, flour, and eggs in a mixing bowl and beat with electric whisk until smooth, about 2-3 mins. (You'll noticed that majority of the recipes have the same ingredients and steps up till here. So you can actually make a few types of cupcakes by using the basic ingredients.)

Stir in vanilla essence, poppy seeds and lemon zest until well combined. Spoon batter into cases and bake for about 20 mins. Remove tins from oven and cool for 5 mins before removing the cupcakes and cool on rack.

To make the drizzle, mix lemon juice into the icing sugar into the consistency of double cream. Stir in poppy seeds and drizzle over cupcakes.

Store in air-tight container for up to 2 days or 3 months in the freezer.

Ref: 500 Cupcakes & Muffins, By Fergal Connolly book (published by PageOne Publishing)

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  1. it occured to me, if i were to try every recipe in all my recipe books, say on an average of once a week, i wont have enough days in my life to cover it yar, i understand your predicament with 500 cupcakes...
    if you were to try 1 recipe a week, by the time you finish, 9 years would have passed.

    they look yummy.

  2. Looks gorgeous dear. Love Citrus poppy.

    hahaha May I make a suggestion? :-)

  3. fbb, LOL! i doubt i will make 500 of them! haha the recipes are most or rest replicated.

    thanks allan & nigel. all are welcome to suggest esp the sifus! i just noticed in Flavours, you guys are conducting baking classes??

  4. Yay! My favourite Poppyseed Cupcakes...(by now, you would know that I have MANY, MANY, MANY favourites!) LOL...

  5. I am about to get this book wor! Issit good???? Where did you purchase from??? I an't find in Borders (that's all we have in Penang) and Popular is out.

    I found it in but still unsure if I should get it... I'm more for the cake designing...

  6. angeleyes, actually there are a handful of recipes only, just that they gave a few variations to it to make up 500. most of them have the same basic ingredients and method. since it's not super expensive, i guess it's nice to have but dun expect this have lots of decor tips.

    i hv been trying to get from MPH since last Christmas but no stock. chanced upon them at Popular few months back but i think they ran out of them now. maybe ppl rush to get them after my postings haha :p

  7. They're darn gorgeous. Love the drizzle effect.

  8. Tried them :) they are lovely :) yummy .. can i have seconds thirds and fourths??


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