Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Icing


10 mins


20 mins


12 large cupcakes

Low FODMAP serve

1 cupcake


What you'll need

caster sugar

¾ cup (210g) caster sugar


¾ cup (125g) butter, softened


3 (165g) XL eggs

vanilla essence

1 teaspoon (5g) vanilla essence


2 cups (12g) Lo-Fo Pantry All Purpose/Plain Flour

baking soda

2 teaspoons (12g) baking powder


pinch (1g) salt


1 cup (250g) lactose free milk


icing sugar

1 ¼ cups (165g) pure icing sugar

lemon juice

1 ½ tablespoon (18g) lemon juice


1 tablespoon (16g or more) water (or as needed to make thick icing consistency)

orange food colouring

2-3 drops yellow liquid food colouring (optional for heightened colour effect)

Recommended product from Lo-Fo Pantry

Lo-Fo Pantry All Purpose Flour
Lo-Fo Pantry All Purpose Flour


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced (356°F). Line a 12 capacity muffin tin with large patty pans.

Step 2

Use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and sugar in a medium bowl until pale and creamy.

Step 3

Slowly add in the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Add the vanilla, folding in the mixture with a spatula.

Step 4

Add the baking powder and salt to the flour.

Step 5

Sift half of the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture and fold. Then fold in half of the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk until well combined.

Step 6

Spoon mixture evenly amongst prepared pans. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Sift icing sugar into a medium bowl. Gradually add in the lemon juice and water, beating with an electric mixer until a smooth paste forms. Add the food colouring (if desired for an extra pop of colour) and stir until well combined. Spread icing evenly over cupcakes (ensure cupcakes are cooled). Set aside for 10minutes until icing sets and then serve.

Recipe by FODMAP Friendly

*Recipe approved by FODMAP Friendly to the recommended serving size as appropriate for a low FODMAP diet

Recommended product from Lo-Fo Pantry

Lo-Fo Pantry All Purpose Flour
Lo-Fo Pantry All Purpose Flour

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