Lemon & coconut drizzle and prune & apple cupcakes


12 cupcake or fairy cake cases


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/355°F/Gas mark 4.
  2. In a large bowl beat the margarine and caster sugar together for at least a minute, until the mixture has turned light yellow. I used an electric whisk to do this. Beat in the eggs a little at a time. Split the mixture between two bowls.
  3. To one bowl add the desiccated coconut and the lemon zest. To the other bowl add the apple and prunes.
  4. Mix the flour and baking powder together and then add half of it to each
  5. Divide each bowl of mixture between 6 cupcake cases, lining a 12 cake muffin tray. Put the muffin tray in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until lightly browned. Mix together the lemon juice and granulated sugar.
  6. Let the cupcakes cool a little and then put them on cooling rack. Using a skewer punch holes in the top of the Lemon and coconut drizzle cupcakes. Spoon over the lemon drizzle icing.
  7. When the prune and apple cupcakes are completely cool dust with icing sugar. When the lemon and coconut drizzle cupcakes are cool inject with a teaspoonful of lemon.