Thursday, 25 June 2009

lemon and passionfruit cupcakes

One of the things I really love about the office environment is the way people bring things in to share. About this time of year there's always a bag of oranges or lemons sitting on a table in the lunchroom, sometimes accompanied by a little smiley-face note.

I had a little bit of passionfruit pulp in the fridge, from a previous experiment, and thought I'd better use it up so on Sunday night I baked some lemon and passionfruit cupcakes, with lemon icing, for at-work snacking.

lemon and passionfruit cupcake

Lemon and Passionfruit Cupcakes

This is a modification on my lemon and poppyseed cupcakes.

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
80g melted nuttelex
4 chinese soup spoons applesauce
slightly more than half cup of soymilk
a whole lot of lemon rind
lemon juice from half a lemon
quarter cup of passionfruit pulp (including seeds)

Sift together flour and baking powder, then stir through the sugar and vanilla essence. Mix in the nuttelex, applesauce, and soymilk, until well-combined. Stir in the lemon rind, lemon juice, and passionfruit pulp, and mix through.

Divide into 12 cupcakes and bake 180C for 20 minutes.

And the icing: one heaped tablespoon of nuttelex, a squeeze of lemon juice, a tablespoon of lemon rind, and start mixing, adding icing sugar until you've got enough icing. Wait until the cupcakes are cool, then ice.


BrisVegan said...

Lemon and passionfruit sounds wonderful. I have never thought to try it, but I definitely will.

Another yummy passionfruit combo for cupcakes is vanilla cupcake with passionfruit icing. I just substitute the soy milk in frosting with passionfruit pulp.

By the way, thanks for adding me to your blog roll.

steph said...

Hey BrisVegan! I want to give the vanilla + passionfruit combo a go, I've seen it around a lot and it sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Yum! This reminds me of passionfruit butter I used to slather on toast as a kid.
I love bringing in concoctions to share with workmates, and do it often. It definitely adds a cool friendly atmosphere to the office.

Mandee said...

They look lovely and I need more passion fruit flavoured baked goods in my life!

Millie said...

That is wonderful. I'll try it this week.

steph said...

Cseneque, how great is passionfruit butter? I love it!

Mandee and Millie, please do try it! Passionfruit is so tasty. :o)