Lemon & Elderflower Curd Cupcakes

Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes - Fab Food 4 All

After making my Lemon & Elderflower Curd recently I knew the next step would be to make something with it so today I bring you my Lemon & Elderflower Curd Cupcakes. The curd is mixed into the cake mix and also spooned on top of the cupcakes before they are baked. As the cupcakes bake the curd sinks down to form a delicious pool of gooeyness! If you don’t have access to any elderflowers then I would suggest you just use my Granny’s Quick Lemon Curd instead which would be equally fabulous!

Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes - Fab Food 4 All

These Lemon & Elderflower Curd Cupcakes didn’t last long in our house and I can see them going on our regular bake list as they are so quick and easy to make. I just need to run down to the park to pick more Elderflowers before the season ends as I don’t have much curd left now!

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Lemon & Elderflower Curd Cupcakes
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Lemon & Elderflower Curd Cupcakes are so quick and easy to make. Hidden in their centre is a lovely pool of curd which makes them just delicious!
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 12
  • 110g softened butter/buttery spread
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 110g self raising flour, sieved
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp lemon & elderflower curd
  • 12 x ⅓ tsp lemon & elderflower curd
  • icing sugar for dusting
  1. Place 12 cupcake cases into a cake tray.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  3. Place the butter and sugar into a bowl and cream together using an electric whisk until pale and fluffy.
  4. Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in the flour gradually.
  6. Finally fold in 2 tbsp lemon & elderflower curd.
  7. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases.
  8. Then place ⅓ tsp of lemon & elderflower curd into the centre of each case.
  9. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cakes are golden and spring back to the touch (or a cocktail stick comes out clean).
  10. Allow to cool on a rack and then dust with icing sugar.

Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes - Fab Food 4 All

For more curd recipe inspiration you might like the following recipes:

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes – Kitchen Sanctuary
Rhubarb & Ginger Pavlova – Foodie Quine
Clementine Curd Bread & Butter Pudding – Kavey Eats
Chocolate Chilli Cake – Tin & Thyme
Kiwi Satsuma Curd & a Kiwi Curd Eton Mess Dessert – BakingQueen74

As these Lemon & Elderflower Cupcakes are made with inexpensive, seasona and foraged ingredients I am entering them into:

Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and is this month hosted by Lancashire Food.
Simple & in Season run by Feeding Boys
Treat Petite run by Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer
No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and this month hosted by Utterly Scrummy
Love Cake run by Jibber Jabber

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  1. Recipes Viva

    I venerate lemon curd, so these delightful little cupcakes are a genuine victor with me. Essentially yum! Remarking as BritMums Baking Round-up Editor.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they are delicious-)

  2. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Just right for elevenses or afternoon tea

  3. Julie McPherson

    I adore lemon curd, so these delightful little cupcakes are a real winner with me. Simply yum! Commenting as BritMums Baking Round-up Editor.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Julie, they are yummy:-)

  4. Helen Moulden

    Lemon and elderflower sounds like a great flavour combo. We’ll be trying these out for picnics in summer!

    1. Camilla

      Great Helen, they are delightful:-)

  5. Amy Fidler

    These look divine x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Amy:-)

  6. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I imagine that these are as good as they look

    1. Camilla

      You imagine right-)

  7. A S,Edinburgh

    I love elderflower! I like the idea of serving these with just a dusting of icing sugar, it must really let the flavour of the curd shine.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they are delicious with the pool of curd:-)

  8. Richard Eldred Hawes

    I like lemon curd and I like elderflower, so I imagine that these must taste lovely

    1. Camilla

      They really are a great combination:-)

  9. William Gould

    Elderflower cordial is really nice so I would imagine these are wonderful!

    1. Camilla

      They really are William:-)

  10. Rachel

    Literally licking my lips throughout this post, I love lemoncurd but am curious about the addition of elderflower, which I also love x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rachel, they were made for each other;-)

  11. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    These look so delicate and gorgeously fruity, thank you for linking them up with Treat Petite!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kat, a pleasure:-)

  12. Sheila Reeves

    I’ve just opened a jar of lemon curd to go on my toast and read “must be used withing 4 weeks” and said to my husband there must be something else I can do with this other than just eating it ;)) And then came across this lovely looking recipe. Bookmarking to make once I’ve got some eggs!

    1. Camilla

      Great Sheila, glad you found this recipe:-)

  13. sandy ralph

    oh my gosh these sound just so good

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sandy, they are fab:-)

  14. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    I can almost smell the aroma from these from just looking at them! Very summery and I actually prefer a cupcake with a scant topping or no topping too!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes I’m not a fan of those cupcakes that have as much buttercream on top as there is cake, little or nothing for me too!

  15. mummmy m's memories

    Wow, these look amazing, and so light and fluffy!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Stacey:-)

  16. Eb Gargano

    Oooh I’m loving the idea of those delicious pools of gooeyness – yes please!! Eb x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Eb, they are yummy pools of gooeyness:-)

  17. Natasha Mairs

    These sound lovely, just need a bit of buttercream on top and i’d be in heaven

    1. Camilla

      Puts fingers in ears LOL!

  18. Sarah Ella (Mumx3x)

    These are right up my street! I’ve been looking for a new cupcake recipe to try with the kids so perfect timing! These sounds delicious and they look AMAZING! Yum! xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, I’m sure your kids will love them:-)

  19. fashionmommy

    Lemon and elderflower are two of my favourite flavours, these sound so lovely.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, they were fabulous:-)

  20. DannyUK.com

    These cakes look lovely! I can imagine that the curd gives it a lovely extra zing!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Danny, you’re not wrong:-)

  21. Jacqueline Meldrum

    These sound and look heavenly Camilla. I love your combination of flavours!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jacs, they are pretty heavenly:-)

  22. Linzi - Lancashire Food

    Beautiful bake, love the combination of lemon and elder flower and these look so tasty and summery. Thanks for linking up to Credit Crunch munch

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Linzi:-)

  23. Rhian Westbury

    Lemon is my absolute favourite cupcake flavour and the elderflower sounds lovely. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rhian, they are fab:-)

  24. Elanor

    These look absolutely delicious, I know they would be a huge hit in our house! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure they would be:-)

  25. Katie Bryson

    What a gloriously summery bake Camilla, I can just imagine how beautiful they taste… Thanks so much for hooking them up with Simple and in Season this month too 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Katie, yes they really are summery and my new favourite cupcake:-)

  26. nessjibberjabberuk

    I love homemade preserves and this one is full of summer! They look like such a refreshing and tasty bake.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ness;-)

  27. Jess

    These sound gorgeous, I love the idea of the combination of lemon and elderflower!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they are truly wonderful:-)

  28. Heather Haigh

    These are my idea of heaven – wonderful cakey flavours mmm

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, they are fabulous:-)

  29. Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels

    They look scrumptious. Love lemon curd and really liking the elderflower addition too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Georgina, they didn’t last long here:-)

  30. Maya Russell

    I would like to make these. The texture of the cakes looks so nice!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, they are fab:-)

  31. Kavey

    These look so good! And I love your addition of elderflower to the lemon for the curd itself.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Kavey, they were delicious:-)

  32. Hazel Rea

    These sound absolutely gorgeous – and what a glorious flavour! I always think elderflower is the real taste of summer and lemon is so refreshing.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Hazel, they really are the taste of summer in a cupcake:-)

  33. anne wallwin

    oh these look lovely and its nice to have a cupcake recipe without piles of icing on the top!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Anne, yes I’m not a fan of volumeous icing on cupcakes.

  34. Julie

    these look delicious! I’m going to make them with some gooseberry curd I made the other day.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Julie, gooseberry curd sounds fab:-)

  35. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am literally obsessed with any kind of lemon dessert at the moment, so I want to make myself a big batch of these! They look delicious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dannii I’m sure you’d love them:-)

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