Strawberry Muffins with Strawberry Icing

16 large or 24 small muffins
Strawberry Muffins with Strawberry Icing
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Ingredients

    Muffins

    • 200 g butter, melted
    • 4 eggs, preferably organic
    • 270 g Siúcra Granulated Sugar
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 200 ml milk
    • Zest of 1 lemon, preferably organic
    • 360 g plain flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 pinch of salt
    • 100 g fresh strawberries, chopped

    Icing

    • 200 g butter, softened at room temperature
    • 300 g Siúcra Icing Sugar, sieved
    • 2 tbsp strawberry powder (available from stores that stock a wide range of goods)
    • 300 g cream cheese
    • Juice of 1/2 lemon
    • 3 tbsp strawberry jam

    Muffins
    Pre-heat the oven to 200 °C. Melt the butter. Beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy. Fold in the melted butter, milk, vanilla extract and chopped lemon zest. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt and sieve into the mixture. Wash the strawberries, chop them into small pieces and fold them into the mixture.Line a muffin tray with paper cups and divide the mixture evenly between them. Bake the muffins in the centre of the oven for about 10 minutes or until they are golden brown. (Test using a skewer; when you pull it out it should be completely dry.) Pipe icing on top before serving.

    Icing
    Beat the butter, sieved icing sugar and strawberry powder until fluffy. Whisk in the cheese and lemon juice. Fold in the strawberry jam. Pipe or spread the icing onto the muffins.