VIDEO POST: Lemon and almond cupcakes part-1

by Sunita on June 15, 2011

It does seem like an eternity since I last wrote a proper post on this blog; it probably is the longest time I’ve ever been away from this dear place of mine. I have tried to come back several times during this time, but somehow, the words refused to flow and the fingers were left hovering over the keyboard. The camera lay there, tucked away in a corner, until the family reminded me.

Of course, the kids have been keeping me busy with their various assignments,  and ma being ill was the last straw. It was as if the head, heart and the rest of the body were all working in different directions. But things are looking better now; ma has responded well to therapy and is recovering from a successful operation.  And, with a deep breath ( when the nose is not blocked due to an extreme bout of hay fever), I am trying to get back in to the rhythm.

So, here I am, slowly trying to creep back and take hold of the reigns once again. And what better way to get back than a spot of baking. These lemon and almond cupcakes are really moist, and I guess, lemony too. And I’m feeling so inspired at the moment, that I even recorded the making of the cupcakes and the decoration as well. I have divided it into two parts; the video today is going to concentrate on making the cupcakes and the second part, which, hopefully, will follow soon, will concentrate on the decoration of the cupcakes.

Here’s the recipe for the cupcakes.

What’s needed-

2 eggs
1/2 c of sunflower/vegetable oil
1/4C + 2 tblsp of whole wheat flour (atta)
3 tblsp of ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c of caster sugar
grated zest of 2 lemons
6-7 tblsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice

How to-

Well, once you’ve got the ingredients ready, let me show you what to do with them.

Hope you found the video useful.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Helene June 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm

This is such a great tutorial. I would love to see your face next time :) . Can’t wait to see you decorate the cupcakes.


2 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Thanks Helene; I’ve shown my face in previous videos, but it is a bit stressful tring to keep myself on the screen, especially as I do everything myself :-)


3 Madhuli June 16, 2011 at 3:52 am

Glad to see you post+the video and that too such a lovely and simple recipe..thanks.I agree with Helene would love to see your face in the part 2 :)


4 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Thanks, and read my previous comment :-)


5 Sharmilee June 16, 2011 at 4:57 am

Yumm cake and useful tutorial……I wish you could have added the frosting in the video too :)


6 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Frosting video coming up soon :-)


7 Sarah June 16, 2011 at 5:04 am

Nice to see you back in action :) Those cupcakes are so cute! Waiting for the video on decorating the cupcakes :)


8 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Sarah; decoration coming soon :-)


9 Rosa June 16, 2011 at 7:47 am

Lovely cupcakes and great video! Nice to hear about you again…




10 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Thanks Rosa :-)


11 Madhavi June 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hi Sunita,

Good to see your video. I love your blog and have been going thro’ it a lot lately since my DD started full time schooling and I pick my lunch / snack menu from here.
I love your blog (Sorry for the repetition here) b’cos majority of them are almost set for one meal based and with no leftovers. And ofcouse good use of atta since I do not like to use AP flour.
Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes.
Warm regards,


12 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Glad you are loving it here Madhavi.


13 Baker Street June 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Such a great tutorial. The cupcakes look gorgeous.

Lovely post sunita.


14 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm



15 foodwanderings June 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Wow Sunita the rose petal piping looks unbelieveable. I am such a klutz when it comes to piping bags. Coplete disaster!! LOL This looks great!


16 poornima krishnan June 17, 2011 at 2:05 am

Wonderful to have you back. Such beauties the cakes. Awaitng the icing tricks.


17 sarah, simply cooked June 17, 2011 at 5:06 am

You have a very calm manner in front of the camera. Are the ingredients correct? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of flour in these cupcakes. They sound delicious!


18 Sunita June 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Sarah, thank you. The ingredients are the exact amounts that I have used and produce light cupcakes.


19 neena lakhotia August 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm

thanks Sunita!


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