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Festive Cupcakes
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  • Recipe Servings: 5
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  • These little spongy cupcakes frosted with a delicious lemon icing and topped with little decorative cake dressings are perfect for a festive occasion.


  • 150 gm softened butter
  • 150 gm castor sugar
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 125 gm flour
  • 25 gm cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder

  • Icing:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 200 gm icing sugar
  • Decorative sweets & festive decorations


  1. Cream the butter & sugar well until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour, cocoa & baking powder sieved together.
  3. Turn into paper cases in muffin moulds. Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 10-15 minutes or until the cakes have risen well and firm to touch.
  4. Remove from oven and cool.

  5. For the Icing:
  6. Whip the whites until frothy. Squeeze in lemon juice and gradually beat in icing sugar.
  7. Add enough sugar to give a coating consistency. Ice the cup cakes with the icing & leave to set.
  8. Decorate with festive sweets & decorations.

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