St Clements Cupcakes

It’s summer and even though here in the UK we have one day of sun and then the next day its raining. St Clements is a drink here in the UK, it is a mixture of bitter lemon and orange juice in equal measures. 

The cupcakes are the lemon and buttercream is the orange. I feel like these cupcakes have such a summer feeling to them and the bright orange buttercream does not fail to put a smile on my face.

I have to admit that I was going to add some sprinkles to the top of these but the roses are kinda of beautiful and I didn’t want to hide that. 

These cakes were so yummy and the mixture of flavours work well. Sometimes experiment goes well!

St Clements Cupcakes

Course Snacks
Keyword Cakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes



  • 100 g butter
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp milk
  • ½ tsp Sicilian lemon extract


  • 100 g butter
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp orange extract
  • orange food gel



  • Heat the oven on gas mark 4, line a cupcake tin with cases. Beat the butter and caster sugar together until combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Then add your flour to the mixture and mix again until combined. Once all the ingredients are combined, add in the lemon extract and mix again.
  • Using a ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes. Once the cakes are cooked, leave them to cool on a wire rack.


  • Beat the butter until light and fluffy then gradually add the icing sugar until fully combined.
  • Then add the orange extract and the orange food colouring gel then mix until fully incorporated. Spoon into a mixing bag that has a star nozzle and pipe on the cupcakes.

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