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Lime Cupcakes with Ginger Buttercream

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Lime Cupcakes with Ginger Buttercream
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation
Calories:
472
calories
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Nutritional values

1 cupcake contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie472 kcal(22 %)
Protein3.4 g(3 %)
Fat22.05 g(19 %)
Carbohydrates67.48 g(45 %)
Sugar added51 g(204 %)
Roughage0.2 g(1 %)
Vitamin A129.38 mg(16,173 %)
Vitamin D0.47 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E1.24 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.15 mg(15 %)
Vitamin B₂0.17 mg(15 %)
Niacin1.61 mg(13 %)
Vitamin B₆0.02 mg(1 %)
Folate41.99 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.15 mg(3 %)
Biotin0.38 μg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.28 μg(9 %)
Vitamin C3.33 mg(4 %)
Potassium52.06 mg(1 %)
Calcium54.79 mg(5 %)
Magnesium6.6 mg(2 %)
Iron1.01 mg(7 %)
Iodine12.34 μg(6 %)
Zinc0.2 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.56 g
Cholesterol60.71 mg
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Ingredients

for
12
cupcakes
For the cupcakes
1 ¾ cups
1 ½ teaspoons
¼ teaspoon
1 cup
superfine caster sugar
½ cup
3 tablespoons
1
unwaxed Lime (finely grated zest)
½ teaspoon
2
½ cup
For the buttercream
¾ cup
3 ½ cups
1 ½ tablespoons
1 teaspoon

Preparation steps

1.
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cups or cases in a 12 hole muffin tin.
2.
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
3.
Whisk together the sugar and oil in a mixing bowl until light, then whisk in the lime juice, zest and vanilla.
4.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
5.
Whisk in 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 the milk, then another 1/3 of the flour, then the remaining milk, followed by the remaining flour mixture, until just combined. Stir in green food colouring to taste.
6.
Pour into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
7.
For the buttercream: beat the butter until soft. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until light and fluffy, then slowly beat in the lime juice and ground ginger.
8.
Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag and pipe a swirl on top of the cakes.
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