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Monday, 1 June 2009

Lemon Curd Muffins ~ Sweet and Simple Bakes Monthly Baking Event.

Last month seems to have flown by and here we are at the beginning of a new month, this means time to present ‘Sweet and Simple Bakes Monthly Baking Event’. It was Maria’s turn to choose a tried and tested recipe, a delectable bake of Lemon Curd Muffins, very quick and easy to make. These little lemon beauties are divine; you get two hits of lemon curd in this recipe. One lemony sugar hit at first bite and nestling inside encased by the softness of the muffin is a splendid gooey pocket of lemony heaven.

Maria also gave a recipe for lemon curd should anyone wish to make their own. I already had an exquisite jar of lemon curd in to use, so I did skip that part, and used what I had. You can find the recipe for homemade lemon curd at Sweet & Simple Bakes Recipes should you wish to make up a batch for these muffins.
I also used normal caster sugar in place of golden caster sugar. I wouldn’t suspect it averted any flavour if much away from this bake.

Lemon Curd Muffins

Makes 12

200g (7 oz) self-raising flour
100g (3½ oz) golden caster sugar
1 large egg
75ml (3½ oz) sunflower oil
75ml (5 fl oz) milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
60ml (12 tsp) lemon curd
For The Sugar Coating
60ml (4 tbsp) lemon curd
50g (2 oz) golden caster sugar


Heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Sieve the flour into a bowl and stir in the sugar. In a large jug mix together the egg, sunflower oil, milk and vanilla extract using a fork. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir gently together until just combined. Put a teaspoon of the mixture in the base of each paper case. Top with 1 teaspoon of lemon curd. Top with the rest of the muffin mixture.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until risen and firm.

For the sugar coating, microwave the lemon curd on high for 1 minute until melted. Put the sugar into a shallow bowl. Brush the top of each muffin and dip the tops of each one in sugar to coat the tops.

Lastly arm yourself with one of your delectable lemon curd muffins and unwind! Isn't that good?

Please do call by Sweet and Simple Bakes, view our round-up of our other bakers; also, if you would like to join in our monthly bake, we would be most delighted to have you join bake with us – everyone is welcome!


Mary said...


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, delightful!



Donna-FFW said...

These sound wonderful, I adore lemon curd and in these cupcakes, must be amazing!

Happy cook said...

Rosie they loook absloutley delicous, the thought makes my toung tinkle with the lemon curd inside, for me with a cup of tea please.

Donna said...

Oh My!! And with me starting my diet today!!!!! Bad Girl!!Hahaa...Happy week sweetie!!hughugs

The Caked Crusader said...

The sugar on the top makes them look almost doughnut-y! Yum!

Sylvie said...


natalia said...

You are right they were delicious ! I can't wait to see all the other's muffins !

Anonymous said...

Lemon curd muffins sound delicious. They look wonderful!

Elra said...

What a beautiful and delicious muffins Rosie! It's nice to have a bit of luxury morning, eating this muffins and a cup of coffee. Bliss!

The Girl said...

I'm not going to let my baking disasters get the better of me. I will attempt these again and I will win! (I just won't be able to do it by the end of today!)

Sorry to hear about your red velvet cake disaster. I have a recipe for red velvet muffins that works really well, I'm guessing you could just whack it in a pan and make a cake?!

Anyway, the recipe is here -

Hornsfan said...

MMMMM Yummy, lemon curd!! These look very tempting :)

Anonymous said...

Great recipe for me to do. My husband adores lemon and those look fantastic.

Wonk said...

These look (and sound) so delicious - I love Lemon Curd.

I only found out about the Sweet & Simple monthly bake a few days ago and didn't have the chance to make these before the deadline (though I still intend to make them sometime!). Very much looking forward to seeing what the next one will be and hoping to join in the fun :)

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely cakes Rosie I bet the flavour of the lemon curd was so yummy. :-)

from my motorhome to yours said...

I just gained 10 pounds!!!!, I have another giveaway going, pam

Ivy said...

Lovely cupcakes and I love anything with lemon taste. We don't get lemon curd in Greece and I've always wanted to make some but have not yet tried to make any. I will check the recipes maybe someone has made their own from scratch.

Cakelaw said...

Delicious Rosie.

sowmya said...

they look gorgeous..i did not find lemon curd here and no time to prepare at home..very less baking nowadays...wish I could have a bite from yours..

Gloria said...

Rosie!!!! lokk delicious!!! nice! and lovely pics!! xxGloria

Sara said...

I love lemon curd! What a great idea to use it in cupcakes.

♥Rosie♥ said...

They really are a lovely lemony muffin and so quick and easy to make a huge hit in my family. The round-up on Sweet & Simple Bakes is now posted by the lovely Maria if you would like to view more gorgeous lemony muffins :0)

Mary, Rosa and Donna thank you ladies :D

H.C. oh they sure do my a tongue tingling treat :D

Donna, good luck sweetie with your diet!! I’m going on a diet – a sea food diet – see food and eat it LOL Oh I’m a naughty girl ;0)

Thanks C.C. and Sylvie so kind :D
Natalia, thanks sweetie and what a great round-up – everyone’s muffins look wonderful

Thanks pinkstripes, Elra so very kind :D
Thanks T.G. for the link of the red velvet cupcakes I will be trying them very soon. Keep the baking flag flying :0)

H.F., Applecrumbles, I hope you will try this recipe out it’s a good one :0)

Hi Wonk, we look forward to you joining us @ S&SB Pleased you have found us :0)

Thanks F.M.M.T.Y. so kind :D

Ivy, lemon curd from made from scratch has such a wonderful taste – much better than shop brought normally.
Thanks so much Cakelaw :D

What a shame Sowmya but of course you are welcome to a bite passing a muffin over :D

Thank you ‘dear’ Gloria and Sara you really are both so very kind

My best wishes Rosie xoxox

Anne said...

Rosie they look utterly delicious! Can't think of anything more yummier than lemon curd muffins mmm!


Maria said...

I love that lemon curd pooled in the middle of those cupcakes ... must be such a refreshing summer treat! The kiddies love lemon flavors and so this is a must try.

nora@ffr said...

oh woww rosiee!!! m sooo in love with your blog... excellent photography and most of all the yummy pastries and cakess... yum yumm!!! sure gonna visit here every dayy for the updates..

Grace said...

i'm usually not crazy about lemon curd, but these are undeniably appetizing. nice work, rosie!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the muffin in the pot!

J.Danger said...

I keep telling myself that I will make lemon curd, but I never do. It seems so easy and it is always so good!

edith said...

Thanks for sharing this. It was indeed delicious. Love the kitty pic.

Gale Reeves said...

Cute photo with the cats and great way to display the muffin. They were delicious!

Maria♥ said...

Rosie, so glad your family and you enjoyed these muffins. They look great!


Ingrid said...

Yum! I kept reading and scrolling down looking for a photo of that yummy curd nestled inside of your muffin. You saved it for last!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thank you ladies for your kind coments and for calling by - they really are a great muffin and one that tickles your taste buds ;0)

best wishes Rosie x

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Oh yum! Lemon Curd is like my all time favorite! I can't wait to try these.

Arundathi said...

I absolutely loved this bake. Lemon curd has got to be my favorite - I couldn't stop eating it - next time I'm making a triple batch! Yours looks incredible!