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The little things in life... Baking Days #1

Baking is something I love to do, when I am in the mood for it though. I have phases where I will bake most weeks and then others where I seem to forget how much I enjoy it when I do. 

With the surprisingly spring like weekend we have just had I really fancied doing something light and citrus! No idea why a bit of sunshine makes me think of citrus, maybe it's the colours? So I decided on making some sticky lemon cupcakes... And a success they were! 


They are so easy to make and so quick, I will be making these again for sure. 

Here is the recipe: 

Main Cake: 225g Flour, 2tsp Baking powder, 150g caster sugar, 1 egg, 300ml plain yogurt, lemon zest and 75g melted butter.

Topping: 225g Creme fraiche, 50g icing sugar, lemon juice and zest to decorate.

 However I did make some subtle changes (I tend to do this!!!), in the main cake batter I used low fat natural yogurt and used more of it and less of the butter as well as half of the amount of sugar and then half of Stetvia (a natural sweetener which is much lighter than sugar and far better for you). I wanted it light and fluffy and this worked for me! For the icing I didn't use the sugar at all, instead I put a sprinkle of Stetvia in and added more lemon zest to sparkle it up a bit, if you don't think its sweet enough you could also add in a bit of sugar but I honestly don't think you need all of that icing sugar at all. Unless you want to be naughty of course! But with my tummy expanding by the day being 30 weeks pregnant I wanted to make it a snack I could have without feeling guilty as I knew I couldn't have just eaten one of them!  

In the photo below you can see my top tip in practise, an ice-cream scoop. They are perfect for scooping out the cake mix and filling the cupcake cases with no mess or fuss, no scraping teaspoons and getting all sticky. I highly recommend!



Enjoy!

Lots of Love,
Hayley xxx

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  1. YUM, Love a bit of cake, thanks for sharing!

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