Spelt Lemon Cupcakes



There's a bit of a long story behind these cupcakes...

So each season of Game of Thrones, a group of us meet up and watch each episode together. I try to go balls out for the season premier because it usually coincides with my friend Rochelle's birthday.

Last year I made a crazy black forest cake with white icing to represent the wall, and on top I added chocolate flames, a huge dragon's egg, and little flags for the nine great houses. 

The flames were fun to make. Just a few smears of melted red, orange, and yellow moulding chocolates onto a piece of parchment paper. 

Flames 2 copy

My "Ned Stark's head on a spike" cake pops had failed. They were supposed to look like THIS... But instead they looked like this: 

Ned stark small pic

...the cake had enough going on already, so it really didn't matter.

This cake really should have been amazing BUT I made the mistake of trying to transport this massive cake on my lap in a car through the bumpiest streets of Hamilton. The cake barely made it. The top layer slid sideways and there was a LOT of touch ups that needed to be done. 

It's ok, we ate it, it was still tasty, and I learned my lesson. 

Cake small pic

You can kind of see how the top layer is sliding and the icing is everywhere. The saddest part is I didn't even get a decent picture of the thing. 

This year I scaled back my hopes and dreams in a big way. I'm making lemon cupcakes. Why? 

Because lemon is awesome.

Spelt Lemon Cupcake recipe:


  • 1 1/2 cups light spelt flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 1 large egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine spelt flour, lemon juice, zest and milk.
  3. In a second bowl combine all other ingredients, mix well and add to the flour mixture. (I know this seems really counter-intutive to the usual add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, but it works)
  4. Line a muffin tray with 10 baking cups and fill with 1/4 cup of batter in each
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  6. Let cool and top with your favourite icing (and sprinkles)

April 10, 2015 lemon, dessert, spelt, cupcakes, comfort food

Eva is a sugar-dusted ball of fury rolling towards the madness that is everyday life. The next best thing to cooking is eating, especially when done in large groups.

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