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Lemon Curd and Elderflower Cupcakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Cupcake
Servings: 8 cupcakes



  • 150g sugar
  • 115g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g Greek yoghurt
  • 50ml milk
  • 40g lemon curd (see note 1)
  • 2 tablespoons elderflower cordial (see note 2)
  • 150g spelt flour (see note 3)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Curd Frosting

  • 90g lemon curd (see note 1)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • strawberries (optional)



  • Pre-heat the oven to 170°C. Line a cupcake tin with 8 cases (see note 4).
  • Using an electric whisk or machine, beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  • Running on a slow setting, add the Greek yoghurt, milk, curd and elderflower and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Again, running on a slow setting, add the dry ingredients a little at a time. Stop when the flour mixture is just incorporated (do not over-work).
  • Dollop into the prepared cupcake tin, filling to about a ⅔ full. They do rise a fair bit, so don't fill more than this. If you are making more cupcakes than 8, just fill to the half way mark.
  • Bake for around 23-25 minutes, until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave in the pan for around ten minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Mix the curd with as much icing sugar as needed to make a firm, spreadable frosting. You can actually omit the icing sugar and just top with lemon curd, if you prefer. Spread over the cold cupcakes. Top with half a strawberry, if you like. Enjoy!


I use metric measurements in my recipes. If you prefer imperial (cup) measurements, Cook it Simply offer a handy conversion tool.
  1. I used my own lemon and elderflower curd, but you can add whatever you have.
  2. I used my own elderflower cordial, but again, you don't have to make your own.
  3. You can use regular, plain flour in place of spelt flour.
  4. I made 8 massive cupcakes. You could make 10 (or even 12) if you preferred, but you would need to adjust baking times.