Lemon frosted Mother’s Day Muffins + #recipeoftheweek linky (2-8 March)

Lemon frosted Mother's Day Muffins

I would eat them for every dessert if I could – JD, 5

Mother’s Day in the UK will fall on 10th March this year, so I thought I’d share with you this easy, pretty recipe for lemon frosted Mother’s Day muffins.

They’re good fun to make and look rather professional. Read on for the recipe, followed by this week’s Recipe of the Week linky (which now runs Sat-Fri).

Lemon frosted Mother’s Day Muffins

Ingredients

For the sponges:

  • 250g unsalted buter, softened
  • 300g sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 medium free range eggs
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp whole milk

For the lemon frosting:

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 680g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 12 rice paper flowers

You’ll also need:

  • A 12-hole muffin tray
  • 12 muffin cases
  • A piping bag
  • A large star nozzle

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (160C fan assisted)
  2. To make the sponges, cream together the butter and sugar
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract
  4. Stir in the flour and then mix in the milk to loosen
  5. Line the muffin tray with muffin cases and divide the mixture evenly between them
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until springy on top
  7. Leave on a wire rack to cool completely
  8. To make the frosting, beat the butter and icing together until fluffy
  9. Add the milk and lemon extract and beat again until lovely and light
  10. Transfer into your piping back and pipe generous swirls on top of each muffin
  11. Top with a flower (a great job for little hands) and leave to set a little

Serve with breakfast on Mother’s Day morning – they’re a sweet, zingy winner :)

Add your #recipeoftheweek

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I’m really enjoying going round and reading, commenting, Stumbling, Pinning and generally drooling over everyone’s entries, so just link up below and let’s share the love.

  1. Link up your post using the Linky tool below
  2. Add the “Recipe of the Week” badge to your post so that readers can find other great recipes.
  3. Take a little time to read and comment on each other’s recipes.
  4. Come back next Saturday and we’ll do it all over again.

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Enjoy!

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