Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ricotta Vanilla Cupcakes with Lime Frosting

Well, sometimes you have to work on a Sunday afternoon. But that doesn't mean that you can't have cake. I brought these cupcakes to the office today as a sweet motivation for our team. The recipe comes from the lovely Fräulein Klein. Check out her cute bunny ear decoration! Since it's not easter yet, I decided to cover my cupcakes with a buttercream frosting with a sour twist.

(slightly adapted from Die wunderbare Welt von Fräulein Klein)

for 12 cupcakes:
175g flour
2 eggs
100g sugar
125g butter, soft
125g ricotta
1/2 vanilla pod, scraped out seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 lemon

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line muffin tray with paper cases.

In a bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and continue beating. Add the vanilla seeds, lemon juice, milk and ricotta and mix well. Add flour and baking powder.

Fill the dough into your paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Scroll down for the frosting recipe.

(slightly adaped from Tarek Malouf - Süsse Sünden)

500g icing sugar
160g soft butter
50ml milk
lime, grated zest and some juice

In a bowl, beat icing sugar and butter on low speed. Slowly add milk and keep beating until you have a soft and fluffy batter. Add lime zest and a splash of juice. Beat well. Spread on your cupcakes with a palette knife. Decorate with sugar pearls if you like.

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