Saturday, 17 May 2014

Hairy Bikers Skinny Lemon Cupcakes with Drizzly Icing

Hello Everybody..
Today I thought I would do a slightly different post as I was really wanting to bake some cakes (healthy ones) just because I am currently having a crazy bout of having a sweet tooth, and needing something healthy but which will do the trick, and I was going through my Hairy Bikers book and come across these and thought it would be perfect!

What you see in the above picture isn't exact to the ingredients below as I like to use coconut oil instead of sunflower oil, and I picked up the wrong yoghurt by mistake (oops!)

What you will need:
2 bowls
For the cake:
200g self-raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g golden caster sugar
100g blueberries
finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
2 large eggs
150 ml low-fat natural yoghurt
2 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
50 ml sunflower oil
For the icing:
100g icing sugar
4-41/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Lets Get Cooking!!
1. Preheat oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6, then line your muffin tin with non-stick paper cases.
2. Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir in the sugar, blueberries and lemon zest. Then make a well in the centre (this is where 2 bowls will come in handy)
3. Beat the eggs with a large whisk until smooth, then beat in the yoghurt, milk and oil until well combined. Stir into the flour mixture with a large metal spoon until very lightly mixed.

4. Working quickly, divide the batter between the paper cases, and bake in the centre of the oven for 16-18 minutes or until the cupcakes are well risen and golden brown. 

This is the mixture together in the cases

5. Once the cakes have been baked,transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

6. Once the cakes have cooled down you can then put the icing on top. I usually like to add a few extra blueberries on top as well, just to add an extra bit of flavour.

Have you ever tried these cakes before? Or know any other alternative healthy cakes that I could make please let me know!!


1 comment:

  1. These look delicious! :) And I have to be honest, I don't remember when was the last time I ate blueberries (everything else except blueberries)...
    If you'd like to follow each other (gfc,other), just let me know. xx Maja