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Lemon cup cakes and some x'mas goodies.



My kids wanted cakes, homemade chocolates, and cookies for the Christmas celebration at their school. I came across a lemon cake recipe in Vanitha magazine....they just used lemon rind and not lime juice...since I wanted the lemony flavor I altered the recipe to suit my taste.....Nidhi wanted cup cakes....so I just spooned them into my muffin tray without the paper cups.....also made some chocolate chip cookies.....

and my homemade chocolates....kids wrapped them .....and even took some pics for me which I have included in this post....coming to the lemon cake....it has no vanilla flavor....yes.....it is all lemony...I just sprinkled some chocolate chips on top before baking them.....after making the other goodies I ran short of butter....so I used vanaspati instead for the cake and it came out soft and spongy....you can also bake them in a cake tin...this measure yielded about 15 cup cakes.....also wishing Merry Christmas to all my friends.... I wont be blogging for a week or so as I will be visiting my parents and brothers....so wishing a very happy Christmas to all my friends out there and thanks a lot for the love and encouragement you all have given me.

Recipe source: Vanitha.

Lemon cup cakes:
Butter/vanaspati: 170 g.
Powdered sugar: 170 g.
Eggs: 3.
All purpose flour/maida: 170 g.
Baking powder: 2 tsp.
Cold milk: 3 or 4 tbsp or as needed.
Lime juice: 2 medium size (grate their rind and keep aside).
Chocolate chips.

Method:


1. Preheat oven.
2. Cream butter/vanaspati with sugar until cream and fluffy...use ur egg beater.
3. Add eggs one by one and cream well.
4. Add lemon juice and their rind and mix well.
5. Lastly add maida (mix it well with baking powder) and cold milk to get a creamy texture.
6. Pour into greased muffin tray.
7. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and bake them till done.


Ready to be baked!!!


My lemon cups are ready!!


Enjoy the lemony cups.



Some pics of my homemade chocolates which my kids wrapped for their friends.









Merry Christmas to all!!

Comments

  1. hmm cozy for winter and loving ur cookies

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  2. This looks awesome...mouth watering.

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  3. You are a terrific mother Nisa:)!!! I am sure the kids would have had a feast on these amazing lemony goodness cup cakes and the chocolates in those exciting wrappers,they look so festive.Happy Holidays to you,Nisa. Have fun and stay healthy,Love,Kavita

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  4. lemon cupcakes looks delicious. Loved the homemade goodies too.

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  5. Soo spongy and irresistible cupcakes, beautiful goodies..

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  6. Love them... they are spongy and adding lemon is wonderful idea...

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  7. Fabulous! Cup cakes look so soft and spongy.

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  8. Loved the cookies & chocs u made. u r gr8 :)

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  9. Oh wow!!! this sounds great and looks amazing!! yummy!!
    and loved the wrapped home made chocolates!!

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  10. Wow! The cake looks so soft, simply irresistible and your chocolates are great.

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  11. Lemon cupcakes look spongy and tempting.. Nice chocolates too..

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  14. Thank u Nisaji for dropping by , you blog is a treasure house of info .

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  15. Owh my...that cuppies are so inviting!!! Looks so delicious ;)

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  16. Looks yummy...
    bises from France
    Delphine

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  17. Lovely Cup,Cakaes.....My Kid also love cup cake,,,,Need to try..But I dont eat egg,,,I hope with out egg it will turn out nice...

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  18. I like using lemon zest better than the juice, especially in baking...the taste is more delicate. These cupcakes look very delicate, and very delicious too!

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  19. Hi Nisha,Wish you a very happy new year.May this year be filled with all that is best and beautiful in life :)

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  20. I'm going to have to try these. My husband (AKA, "The Chef") loves lemon! It's rare that I'm able to find and make something successfully that he loves... lol. And he does most of the cooking in our house anyway, but as the kids get a little older I really want to try more baking especially! :)

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