Lemon muffin recipe – batch cooking with kids

I DON’T need an excuse to get baking, and it’s a great activity to do with the kids.

So this week I bring lemon muffins – a delicious treat to enjoy with a cuppa or even pack up in a picnic.

Lemon muffins are perfect snacks for a picnic in the sunshine

Lemon muffins

Makes: 12
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 13-15 minutes


  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150g margarine or butter
  • 2 lemons, zest of
  • For the icing
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • Sprinkles
Ryan Ball

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  • Preheat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6, and line a 12-muffin tin with cases.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Using an electric whisk or wooden spoon, mix it together until you get a smooth batter.
  • Using tablespoons, transfer the batter into each case so they are ¾ full.
  • Pop the tray in the oven for 13-15 minutes until golden.
  • Leave to cool before icing. If freezing, do not ice the muffins before you freeze.
  • To make the icing, add the icing sugar into a mixing bowl along with the lemon juice. If the mix is too watery you can add more icing sugar, or if the icing is too thick add a tiny bit of water at a time until you’ve just a nice thick glossy icing.
  • Once the muffins are cool, spoon the icing on and top with your favourite sprinkles!

Ready to freeze: If freezing, do not ice the muffins as it will go soggy. Freeze all the muffins in a reusable freezer bag and ice when you want them.

Ready to eat: Remove the muffins from the freezer and leave to defrost for around 45 minutes. Once fully defrosted, make up your icing and spoon on the top.

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