How to make your own lemon and poppy seed cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are not only easy to make but can also come in handy for that perfect lunchtime treat.

What you’ll need:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp. of poppy seeds
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g natural yoghurt
  • 175g butter, melted and cooled a little

What you’ll need to do:

  1. Heat your oven to 180°C and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake or muffin cases.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, lemon zest and poppy seeds together in a large mixing bowl. Beat the eggs into the yoghurt, then add the mixture into the dry ingredients with the melted butter.
  3. Use a wooden spoon or whisk until the mixture is lump-free, then divide between the cases.
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes until a skewer poked in comes out clean – the cakes will be quite pale on top.
  5. Cool for five minutes in the tin, then carefully lift onto a wire rack to finish cooling.