Yet another sweet treat made with the all-in-one method: Orange Lemon Cupcake

Now, let me talk you into this…

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Oranges and lemons…They’re bright, sweet, tangy and easy to find in any store all around you – and they’re good for you. These citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C. One average-sized orange or lemon gives a whole day’s worth of the nutrient while remaining low in calories . Oranges are also a good source of potassium, fiber, several antioxidants, and even calcium, all nutrients that will help to keep the immune system strong and your bones, skin, and blood vessels healthy.
The most popular way they are consumed is in tea and in a glass as juice, especially at breakfast. They are available year-round, keep well at room temperature, and can easily add flavor, texture and great nutrition to many dishes. Since they’re naturally sweet, even many picky eaters will enjoy the flavor.

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The majority of people need to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in their diets, and eating oranges and lemons, a few days per week, is a great way to meet that need. Here is the ultimate tips for getting more oranges into healthy diet…Convinced?

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Ingredients

120 gr butter

120 gr sugar

130 gr self-raising flour

2 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp orange extract

Zest of one lemon and one orange

Juice of one lemon

450 gr icing sugar

200 gr butter

Zest and juice of one lemon

Yellow food colouring

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases. Cream together margarine and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Sift in flour and mix gently, finally fold in zest and juice of orange and lemon. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cases (makes 12). Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
To decorate: mix the butter, icing sugar, food colouring, lemon juice and zest and pipe or spoon on top of cupcakes and finally decorate accordingly.
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Leave to set. Enjoy!

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