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Lemonade cupcakes

Lemonade cupcakes

A zesty quick and easy bake that the kids can help with. How will you decorate yours?

10 minutes
20 minutes
6-8 people
What you'll need
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 40g softened butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 135ml sugar-free lemonade
  • 125g icing sugar
  • Decorations
Step 1.

Heat your oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.


Line a muffin tin with cupcake cases.

Step 2.

Combine the butter and sugar and mix until it’s light and fluffy.


Beat an egg in a separate bowl and add to the butter and sugar.

Step 3.

Sift in the flour and stir until combined.

Step 4.

Pour in 120ml of the lemonade a little bit at a time and stir.

Step 5.

Fill each cupcake case so it’s about three-quarters full.


Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. To check they’re cooked, stick a cocktail stick in the middle of the cupcake, if it comes out clean then the cupcakes are ready.


Take the cupcakes out of the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool.

Step 6.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the icing sugar.


Mix 125g of icing sugar with 15ml of lemonade. Add the lemonade a little bit at a time, stirring until it’s the right consistency for you. If the icing becomes too runny, add more icing sugar and keep stirring.

Step 7.

Double-check the cupcakes have cooled. If they have, spread the icing sugar on each cupcake.


And now you can decorate. For extra lemony cupcakes, add a sprinkling of lemon zest to the icing sugar.

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