Monday, April 25, 2011

Lemon and Mint Lassi Cupcakes

The temperatures have started rising , the dreaded summer is on it's way and drinking lassi is one sure way to beat the heat .Lassi is an indian smoothie made with yoghurt or buttermilk  . It can be flavoured with fruits and spices and I love all of those but my fav is the lemon and mint lassi coz nothing is refreshing as that and I wanted to incorporate this into my cupcake , I wanted to make something light and refreshing and I achieved  that .The cupcakes were really light and fluffy and the topping was tangy and sweet and very refreshing so here goes.......


100 gms butter
1 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
grated zest of one whole lemon
juice of half a lemon
1and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1and 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup cold milk
3 egg whites

for the frosting

150 gms cream cheese
50 gms greek yoghurt / labneh
1/4 cup whipping cream
50 gms icing sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves


Cream the butter and sugar till light and fluffy
Add in the lemon juice ,zest and vanilla essence and beat well
Sift the dry ingredients and add this to the mixture alternately with the cold milk
Beat the egg whites till stiff and slowly fold into the mixture ( you get a nice light and fluffy batter )
Line  muffin mould and bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 15-20 min .
Beat the cream cheese , yoghurt and the whipping cream till stiff .
Fold in the lemon zest and mint leaves .
Frost the cupcakes and enjoy .


  1. I never thought about using yogurt for frosting. Very nice try! I will use this frosting soon... Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dear Shabs, The lemon and mint cupcakes look delish! The frosting sounds wonderful too.

    P.s. Sweet butter is unsalted butter.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Catherine

  3. lassi is one of my favorite drinks but i never thought of using it in a frosting! you are a genius!

  4. Ooh! Lemon everywhere I turn...and I love it! I bet these were tasty little morsels!

  5. Ohhh I love lemon desserts!I have never tried lassi before, but it sounds delicious....and these cupcakes look incredible! :)

  6. I need to have me a lassi!! That sounds delicious!

  7. Thank you Christina and Kate :)

  8. this is a different idea...glad to have found your blog ! happy cooking :)