Lemon curd creams

These rich and zesty cupcakes, topped with cream and lemon curd, make a great afternoon tea treat.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 Item
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Lemon curd creams
  • 90 gram butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup (250ml) thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (160g) lemon curd
  • 2 tablespoon icing sugar


Lemon curd creams
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line eight holes of 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.
  • 2
    Beat butter, rind, sugar, eggs, sifted flour and milk in small bowl with electric mixer on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium; beat until mixture has changed to a paler colour. Drop ¼ cups of mixture into paper cases.
  • 3
    Bake about 20 minutes. Stand cakes in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 4
    Beat cream in small bowl with electric mixer until firm peaks form.
  • 5
    Cut a deep triangular hole into the top of cold cakes; reserve lids. Spoon whipped cream into large piping bag fitted with a large fluted tube. Fill holes with lemon curd. Pipe cream over curd, drizzle with a little extra curd. Position lids in centre of each cake. Dust cakes with a little sifted icing sugar.

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