The Perfect Nearly Spring Cupcake!

by - February 20, 2017

It might finally be starting to look a bit spring like outside but February isn't fooling anyone, needing to beat the winter chills I seized the opportunity of having no plans this weekend to squeeze in a bit of baking – the result, wonderfully warming and decadent ginger cupcakes with lime buttercream topping. Just what you need on a chilly afternoon, the spice or winter with the sharp citrus for spring!

The finished product - I may need to work on my presentation...

For these yummy cupcakes you will need:

200 g Self Raising Flour
200 g Sugar
1 ½ tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
55g Butter (I always like to use salted)
1 Large Egg
1 tbsp Golden Syrup
240 mL Warm Water.


Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (Fan) 200 degrees (conventional) that’s around 350F or Gas mark 4.
Whilst the oven is warming combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl (the flour, sugar, ginger and bicarb).
Cut the butter into cubes, add to the mixture and rub with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Give the egg a quick beat and add that and the golden syrup to the mixture.
Mix in the warm water until fully combined and you have a runny batter.
Divide the mixture into 12 cupcake cases - start with 3 tbsp per case then divide the remaining (there should be about ¾ of a tbsp left for each.
Pop in the oven and bake for around 20 – 25 minutes until golden and springy – I always like to do a skewer test, they’re ready when it comes out clean. 

Whilst the cupcakes are cooling you can get to work on the buttercream.

For the buttercream:

195g of Butter
350 g Icing Sugar
25mL of Fresh Lime Juice (For me that was the juice from 1 ½ limes).
Save some zest for decoration!


Cream the butter and sugar, add the lime juice and mix until everything is fully combined.
Once your cupcakes have cooled, load up a piping bag with the buttercream and decorate!
I only had a small star nozzle available hence the mashed potato-esq design but feel free to use your artistic flair!
Decorate with a little and of lime zest and enjoy!

Don’t forget to let me know if you have a go at making these little lovelies, I hope you enjoy!

You May Also Like


  1. Wonderful recipe - when I get my KitchenAid Mixer I will have to try this!

    Xoxo, Maggie

  2. These sound so delicious! I've been feeling about baking lately and I've been looking for the perfect recipe

    1. Thanks Dors, happy baking! I love having the time to bake :)

  3. Ahh, you've made me hungry, awesome post!

    1. Haha that's always the problem with a food post :)

  4. Ooh these have made me hungry - plus the recipe is so simple!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. I'm not the best cook so for me as simple as possible is best!

  5. The recipe looks like they’d be really easy to make & they look so cute! Definitely perfect for almost spring time! Thanks for sharing.


  6. This made me hungry just reading it! I might have to try these sometime soon, they sound incredible! (LOVE the idea of lime buttercream too)


    1. The buttercream was the cherry on top! Otherwise I find ginger a bit too much, if you make them I hope it goes well!

  7. What a fabulous flavor combination! I love ginger and lime so both of these flavors contained into one cupcake sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :) x