lemon muffins with crunchy sugar topping

These are delicious served warm or cold.

2 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cup sugar

75 g butter
1 cup milk
1 egg
grated rind of 1 large or 2 small lemons

1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

Mix flour and sugar in bowl.

Melt butter, add the milk, egg and lemon rind. Beat well with a fork to combine.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until ingredients are only just dampened. Do not over mix.

Divide the mixture between 12 greased muffin cups. Bake at 200 C for 10 minutes.

Stir together the lemon juice and sugar and drizzle over the muffin as soon as they are removed from the oven. I like to prick the top of the muffins with a toothpick so the flavour soaks in more. Leave to stand in the pans for only a few minutes as the syrup will harden and stick the muffins to the pans.

25 thoughts on “lemon muffins with crunchy sugar topping

  1. Lovely, quick & easy recipe. Mine turned out a little stodgy so must have over-mixed, had to add a little extra milk. Thanks for posting this & thanks google for bringing me here ;-)

  2. I’m about to make these as a birthday present for my friend, unsure though as how big a cup to use to get a good consistancy :) please advise, thank-you

  3. I added a cup of sultanas to this recipe and the family voted them “best muffins ever” Thanks for this i am now going to try making a cake with the same recipe doubled for my cake decorating class on Saturday.

    1. Mmmm you got me thinking… what if I added blueberries to this recipe? I tried it this morning and the result was sensational!

  4. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve whipped these up when friends drop in unexpectedly, and there’s never any left when they go! yum yum

  5. I am going to try these.

    After they ate cooked I will cut of the top (lid), scoop out some of the inside leaving enough around the sides and fill it with lemon curd then put the top (lid) back on. Hope it turns out.

    Yummy :):):)

  6. Hi, all the comments are all so positive! I am going to try making these shortly. I am going to add a little cream cheese lite to them. Will let you know how I get on. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

  7. I’m about to make these now to take to my husbands oncology clinic tomorrow. Hope all the patients enjoy these for morning tea…Yum

  8. I made these with lemon and another batch with orange (I love orange!)
    They’re so quick, easy, and delicious! Although I don’t get the crunchy sugar top :(

  9. Yummy, I added white chocolate drops and i put a piece of caramel chocolate in the middle. SESATIONAL! THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

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