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Lemon and Elderflower Cupcakes

With what feels like an eternal winter finally drawing to a close, I decided that these cakes were the only thing suitable to bake for the week of sun we've been promised (optimistic, I know).

Lemon cakes are one of my all time favourites and elderflower pairs so well that I can't believe I haven't made this combination before.

I used my go to cake and butter icing recipes and just added in the flavours as needed. They're baking in the oven as I type and I'm not sure I'll be able to wait for them to cool before icing in a desperate need to eat them* - I'm not a very patient person.

Ingredients;

8oz Stork (or unsalted butter/margarine)8oz Self raising flour 8oz Caster sugar4 Eggs1tsp Baking powder2tbsp Elderflower cordial Zest of 1 lemon 200g Unsalted butter (softened)300g Icing sugar4tbsp Elderflower cordial (or less to taste) Juice of 1/2 lemon 
Method;  Begin by preheating your oven to 180degrees C and lining a 12 hole muffin tin. Next, weigh out your butter,…

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