Healthy winter pastries: lemon cake with tea frosting in 40 minutes

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Lemon cake recipe with syrup
Recipe for lemon cake with syrup. Source: Screenshot of Once Upon a Chef

The best homemade pastries for tea are pies, muffins, strudels with berries, cottage cheese, and fruit. In winter, it is best to prepare desserts with citrus fruits and berries, which are high in vitamin C.

Lemon cupcake

Cook Polina shared on Instagram a recipe for a delicious, flavorful lemon cupcake with icing, which you can prepare very quickly and easily.

Cupcake recipe


  • flour - 230 g
  • sugar - 200 g
  • baking powder - 2 tsp.
  • salt - 1/2 tsp.
  • eggs - 3 pcs.
  • sour cream - 250 ml
  • butter - 125 g
  • lemon zest
  • lemon juice from one half

the glaze:

  • powdered sugar - 150 g
  • lemon juice from the other half

Method of preparation:

1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and mix well.

Cake base

2. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl, add 100 g of sugar and sour cream, and mix all the ingredients until smooth.

Preparing the dough

3. Grate the lemon zest (only the top layer) and squeeze out the juice, add the melted butter, zest, lemon juice and mix.

Lemon zest

4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Cover the mold with parchment, grease with butter and pour the dough, smooth it well on top, bake for 40-50 minutes at 180 C.

How long to bake the cake

6. For the icing: mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice.

Frosting for the cupcake

7. Remove the cake from the mold and let it cool, then pour the icing over it.

Finished cupcake

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