Lemon Balm Cupcakes

A tasty indulgent little treat to keep the kids quiet. This quick recipe has a wonderful fresh lemon flavour and is perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea!


  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped lemon balm
  • 2 whisked eggs
  • 110g self raising flour for creamy icing (optional)
  • 150g soft cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Add chopped lemon balm leaves
  3. Add the whisked egg to the mixture. Slowly fold in the self-raising flour and spoon the mixture into paper cases sitting in a bun tin.
  4. Cook for 10-12 minutes until risen and leave the cakes to cool
  5. For icing combine soft cheese, lemon zest and icing sugar in a bowl
  6. Decorate the cupcakes with creamy icing, sit back and enjoy.
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