Lemon and Passionfruit Cupcakes Recipe!

Here is the recipe I promised yesterday. It's a minor variation on the good old butter cake, but the yoghurt makes it so moist and light and the passionfruit flavour is delicious. They really don't need icing but a cream cheese icing or lemon icing does nicely too!


125g butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self raising flour

2 tablespoons vanilla yoghurt

2 tablespoons passionfruit pulp

½ cup lemon juice


Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Stir in yoghurt and passionfruit and then sift in the flour and mix well. Add the lemon juice and that's it! Bake as cupcakes (makes 12) or in a ring tin or bundt pan or whatever you like. Next time I'll make it as 2 loaves and freeze one I think.

Oh, um, bake at 180°C for approx 20 mins or until golden and springy.

Other things happening around here today:

:: I made yogurt!! From scratch! And gosh it was yummy. Will post about this soon!

:: I am so inspired by the yogurt making, am looking into cheese making and wishing I could go and scoop several litres of raw milk from the vat in Dad's dairy. Sigh. Anyone know anywhere around Sydney to buy raw milk?

:: I am admiring Henry's Lego skill. Seriously. The little dude can build.

:: I am snacking on small desiree potatoes baked in their skins in a slow oven in good olive oil. With a smudge of sea salt. SO good.

:: I am still besotted with my no-knead bread recipe (a fresh loaf today and a container-full squatting in the fridge, ready to go) and am overdue to post about bread. I love bread. Maybe I could go right now and just have one small piece of toast with peanut butter…

:: I have cut a pattern from the dress Ivy was wearing yesterday (no I didn't make that one, it was a gift from a friend who didn't make it either, although she has plans to pimp it once Ivy's outgrown it and give it back to me in a new form!) Anyway, it's a simple pattern and I have plans for that sweet birdie fabric from Tilly's skirt…

:: I am busy making my first Book Week parade costume for Henry, who wants to be the Gruffalo. So that's not very hard at all. For heaven's sake. The Gruffalo??! Although no Julia Donalson would have been easy and they're all his favourites: Stickman, Tiddler, Snail and the Whale…

:: I am throwing a small splash of eucalyptus oil in with my washing after reading this tip on Fox's Lane, (a delightful blog) and cheering the idea, it just makes the whole wash smell lovely.

:: I am all inspired after Adam and I went to the Organic Expo at Darling Harbour on the weekend, and am dreaming of becoming an organic vegetable farmer. Or producing organic snacks for kids. Or at least keeping chooks and having a lovely vegie garden.

What are you doing 'round your place?


9 Comments on “Lemon and Passionfruit Cupcakes Recipe!

August 24, 2010 at 11:41 pm

You don’t sound busy enough to me.

green ink
August 25, 2010 at 4:06 am

Wow, sounds very full on but fun 🙂 I love the eucalyptus oil in the wash tip! That will be a nice smell of home for me!

Round mine it’s all wedding fever – today picked up my dress, tomorrow it’s visiting the waxer and taking my parents to see a london west end show, thursday is last minute trosseau shopping, long weekend a brief trip to see family, then monday mum and i will make the wedding cake, tuesday we get the flowers, wednesday we get married. Phew! I feel tired thinking about it, but also very excited 🙂

August 25, 2010 at 4:55 am

A note about the raw milk…You can look up Will Stubbs, the Aussie cheese aficionado.

I am not certain, but I am guessing it will be impossible to buy. In Australia, after years of lobbying, raw milk cheese from France and the rest of Europe is now imported so you can buy Roquefort and Manchego…HOWEVER

It is illegal for farmers is Australia to produce and sell raw milk cheese, even in small artisan quantities. Ridiculousness and stupidity prevails. Will Stubbs is lobbying the government to change this, but apparently, the risk to public safety is too great!

August 25, 2010 at 5:16 am

I am eating alone, (Dave has a work do,) and trying to get up the enthusiasm to make phone calls- he phoned this afternoon, while we were at Sainsbury’s. (I finally have the stuff together to make yoghurt, and was going to have a go tomorrow- please blog it soon!) Anyway, turns out blogging that I’m pregnant before we’ve officially told his family (his parents and sister knew that I was pretty sure,) has done a yet-undiscovered amount of upsetting various people. Big whoops!
But last time we were told I’d upset people in the family it all turned out to be hooey and I went in with apologies and made it worse. So, treading carefully tonight, which you know doesn’t come naturally to me!
Julia Donaldson is the best- we agree with Henry. We returned What the Ladybird Heard to the library just before we left on holidays, and then spent 3 weeks seeing lots of ladybirds and being prompted. We ended up with quite the hilarious version, and went to the library yesterday to borrow it again, but it wasn’t there! Just got One Ted Falls out of Bed, too- lovely.
Right, biting bullet now, just after I look back at Ivy’s dress, (oh very cute!) and check out your link to Fox’s Lane. Wish me luck!

August 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

Right, well, it’s all good, I think. We hadn’t told Dave’s brother and his fiance. Seriously, whoops!
And since then I’ve finished and wrapped three 2nd birthday presents- they’re each getting 3 pots of homemade playdough, (Naomi’s recipe is a dream!) plus a bag of plastic cookie cutters.
Dave’s phoned in a delightfully drunken state- I’m looking forward to the hashing out of “who said what to whom.” Always fun, even better when he’s had a few!
I’m off to bed til then, reading We Took to the Woods!
Love you!

August 25, 2010 at 10:09 am

Guffaw. I don’t blog what falls through the cracks! You should see the floor under the dining table right now. Cultivating an ecosystem. Doing stuff is way more fun than cleaning.

August 25, 2010 at 10:11 am

Phillipa, somehow I missed the fact you are an Aussie!!! Hoping you have a WONDERFUL week, I loved ferrying my parents around London when we lived there! Thinking of you leading up to Wednesday, hope it’s a hoot, can’t wait to hear all about it!

August 25, 2010 at 10:12 am

You are totally right, you can buy raw milk in a couple of places here but only for “cosmetic” use. i.e some health food shops stock it but it’s theoretically for washing your face with! I’m looking for a black market dairy farmer. If there is one. xxx

August 25, 2010 at 10:14 am

Oopsie! Now I don’t know that when I flew by your blog and got the news I said CONGRATULATIONS??? That’s awesome news! And I love the idea of playdough and cookie cutters for a gift – that’s genius. Can I nick it?


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