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Alma Obregón's lollipop cupcakes

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  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips


Alma Obregó quirky lollipop cupcakes are the perfect pick-me-up. Serve with any lollipop you fancy, for a sweet treat your kids won't be able to resist


  • 120g butter
  • 140g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 200g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60 ml milk
  • 100 gr butter
  • 225gr icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • Mini-lollipops to decorate

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Alma says: 'I chose acid oranges, to recreate the acid-sweet taste of lollipop'


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place the sugar and orange zest into a bowl. Add butter and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs and orange juice. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the bowl. Add the milk.
  4. Fill the cupcake cups (up to 3/4) with the batter.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean).
  6. Remove from oven. Once the cupcakes have cooled, decorate with icing and mini Chupachups.

To make the buttercream:

  1. Place all the ingredients in the bowl of your mixer. Mix all ingredients for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  2. Spread buttercream over cupcakes and decorate with lollipops.

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