Lemon and Courgette Cupcakes

Lovely, light and fluffy lemon and courgette cupcakes by Dr. Oetker, which are wonderfully moist thanks to the courgette. 

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And the courgette means they're almost a health food, so you can treat yourself to more than one! 


Lemon and Courgette Cupcakes

Preparation time 35 mins Baking time 25 mins Makes 12 Ingredients: For the Cakes:

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  • Dr. Oetker Baking Cases
  • 175 g Plain Flour (6 oz)
  • Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachet (1 tsp)
  • 115 g Caster Sugar (4 oz)
  • 150 g Courgette (5 oz) grated
  • Medium Eggs x 2 beaten
  • 60 ml Sunflower Oil (4 tbsp)
  • 5 ml Dr. Oetker Sicilian Lemon Extract (1 tsp)

To Decorate:

  • 200 g Light Cream Cheese (7 oz) 3% fat
  • 30 g Icing Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • 5 ml Dr. Oetker Select Vanilla Extract with Seeds (1 tsp)
  • Lemon Zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Line a fairy cake tin with 12 Baking Cases. Sift the flour and Baking Powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar.
  1. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the courgette, eggs, oil and Sicilian Lemon Extract. Mix until well combined.
  1. Divide the mixture between the Baking Cases and bake for about 25 minutes until risen, lightly golden and firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely and store in an airtight container for 24 hours to allow the flavour and texture to develop.
  1. To decorate, put the soft cheese in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon to soften. Sift the icing sugar on top and add the Madagascan Vanilla Extract. Mix together until well blended.

Tip: Spread a little soft cheese topping over each cake and sprinkle with lemon zest. Your cakes are now ready to eat and enjoy!  

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