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Clementine Cupcakes

Posted May 17, 2021 by Joy Skipper

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Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer and affect 1 million by 2025. Each cupcake sold this Cupcake Day will help Alzheimer’s Society reach more people through our vital support services, like the Dementia Connect support line. Our services have been used nearly 3 million times since March and have been a lifeline to thousands, but there are so many more who urgently need our help. People affected by dementia have been left severely impacted by coronavirus and never needed our help more. As well as people with the condition being the worst hit in terms of deaths, we’re hearing daily from people who are seeing their symptoms increase, mental health decline and family carers in complete despair. Whether you choose to celebrate on 17th June or mark the occasion another time in the month, there are no excuses not to get involved. Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and unite against dementia by signing up for Cupcake Day. Recipe and images from Joy Skipper Alzheimers Society, Cupcake Day 2021 .

Makes 12 cupcakes. Prep time: 12 minutes. Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

  • Unsalted butter: 125g (4 1/2oz), softened
  • Caster Sugar: 125g (4 1/2oz)
  • Lemons: 1, grated rind
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • SK Professional Self Raising Flour: 150g, sieved
  • Orange: 1
  • Candied peel: 1tsp, finely chopped

Topping:

  • Unsalted butter: 150g (5 1/4oz), softened
  • Icing Sugar: 300g (10 1/2oz), sieved
  • Lemon: 1
  • Orange zest, to decorate

Equipment:

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350˚F/ Gas Mark 4). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  2. In a mixing bowl, use an electric whisk to cream together the butter, sugar and lemon rind until light and fluffy.
  3. Cut your orange in half and squeeze only one half into the mixing bowl.
  4. Fold in the flour and candied peel using a wooden spoon or spatua, then divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until risen and lightly golden. Remove from the oven and, once cooled slightly, turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. In a clean mixing bowl, cream together the butter, icing sugar and the juice of one lemon until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  7. Spread the smooth icing over each cupcake and top each one with some zested orange rind.

Recipe and images from Joy Skipper Alzheimers Society, Cupcake Day 2021