Poppy Seed & Lime Cupcakes

Poppy seeds, a traditional ingredient in cake making, zapped right up to date with lime and rosemary for an adult cupcake treat.

Category:  Baking  - 
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Ingredients

For 32 people

Recipe

  • 200 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbs sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 limes, {mosgloss=zest}, finely choppedand juice
  • 200 g S.R. flour
  • 50 g instant polenta
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • 120 g natural cream cheese
  • 50 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 360 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 lime {mosgloss=zest}, finely chopped
  • rosemary leaves, finely chopped

Poppy Seed & Lime Cupcakes Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C
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  3. 1. Cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy then one at a time beat in the eggs followed by the condensed milk then lime zest and juice.
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  5. 2. Sift the flour, polenta and baking powder into the cake mixture, folding in with either a spatula or metal spoon. Fold in the poppy seeds ensuring they are evenly distributed.
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  7. 3. Divide the mixture between 32 medium sized paper cupcake cases then bake for 15 - 20 minutes in the pre-heated oven until risen, a light golden colour and the sponge springs back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack.
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  9. 4. Beat together the topping ingredients, generously spreading over each cupcake.
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