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Lemon Cupcakes with Citrus Syrup



12 portion(s)


  • 60 g white sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest only, no white pith
  • 130 g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 170 g self-raising flour
  • 180 g Coconut milk
  • 1000 g water

Citrus Dessert Syrup

  • 170 g caster sugar
  • 15 g water
  • 60 g g freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
  • dessicated coconut, toasted or untoasted, to garnish

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place 12 silicone cupcake moulds into Varoma dish and onto Varoma tray, then set Varoma aside.

  2. Place sugar and lemon zest into mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 9.

  3. Add butter and mix 8 sec/speed 5.

  4. Add eggs, egg yolk, self-raising flour and coconut milk and mix 8 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then mix a further 4 sec/speed 5. Fill cupcake moulds half-way, then set Varoma aside. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  5. Place water into mixing bowl. Set Varoma with cupcakes into position and steam 22 min/Varoma/speed 1.

  6. Remove cupcakes and allow to cool. Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  7. Citrus Dessert Syrup
  8. Place all syrup ingredients, except desiccated coconut, into mixing bowl and cook 3 min/90°C/speed 2. Pour hot syrup over puddings, garnish with coconut and serve.


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This recipe is featured in the Cooking with Varoma cooking class.  This recipe is suitable for TM31 and TM5.


Gluten free option: replace self-raising flour with 100 g almonds and 85 g coconut. Place almonds and coconut into mixing bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 7. Add 20 g cornflour in step 3 with the eggs. Proceed as per recipe. Steaming time in step 4 may need to be extended by up to 5 minutes.

Jam pudding: Place ½ -1 tsp jam into the bottom of each mould before adding cupcake batter. Proceed as per recipe.

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