White Chocolate and Lemon Cupcakes | Baking

One thing that I have always loved to do but just never seem to find the time for is baking. When we were looking for a flat, it was so important to us to check out the kitchens because my boyfriend and I both love baking and we wanted somewhere that we could bake together and make memories.

My work are doing a trial month of longer shifts with a day off in the week so I was so excited to get a day to bake some cakes. I am really happy with how these lemon cupcakes came out and they were so yummy that I decided that I had to share them!

Ingredients (makes 9 cupcakes)

175g self-raising flour
175g margarine
175g caster sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g white chocolate chips

For the icing:

150g softened salted butter
300g icing sugar
2 tbsp whole milk
A few drops of yellow food colour
1 tsp fresh lemon juice



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 (I used a fan oven) 
  2. Cream together the sugar and margarine until soft and combined. 
  3. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and mix quickly.
  4. Sift the flour into the sugar and margarine mix, adding the eggs as you mix. 
  5. Add the vanilla extract and white chocolate chips and mix until smooth.
  6. Put one scoop of cupcake mix into each cupcake case and bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Leave the cupcakes to cool whilst you make the icing.
  8. Make the icing by mixing softened butter, icing sugar and milk together. 
  9. Add the yellow colour and lemon juice and mix icing again
  10. Pour the icing into a piping bag and pipe a swirl onto each cupcake starting from the centre.
  11. Use a fine grater to zest the lemon over the top of the cupcakes.

I really enjoyed baking these cupcakes and they were so easy to make. If you try this recipe let me know and share them on Instagram using the #adventuringasalice – I would love to see them!

Love always,

Alice x



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