A tart Yuzu Cupcake for a Sister’s Birthday

Younger Daughter’s celebration of Older Daughter’s birthday: sisterly love & Yuzu Cupcakes!

Crazy Little Cupcakes

Meg4Today is my sister’s birthday.  She inspires me in my favourite things: for my fashion paper dolls, she  buys me lots of pretty paper; in Maths, she helps me to get my homework right; in Baking, she gives me ideas for new cupcakes and sometimes bakes with me.

I have created a Yuzu Cupcake for her because she loves yuzu!  Happy Birthday, Meg!

Love, Jo

We used & adapted BenjaminWong’s recipes for the cupcakes & glaze from “Cupcakes with Attitude”.

Yuzu Cupcake, (makes about 10-12 cupcakes)

Meg3 Candied yuzu peel (left) and yuzu juice

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 20g candied yuzu peel (cut into small pieces)
  • 125g self-rising flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
  2. Line cupcake tray with liners.
  3. Cream the softened butter with the sugar until well-mixed.
  4. Add eggs and beat till well-blended, light & fluffy.
  5. Add salt…

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15 Replies to “A tart Yuzu Cupcake for a Sister’s Birthday”

  1. They look delicious. And I think your post has helped me solve a mystery. I didn’t know quite what Yuzu was, so did a search and found some photos of the fruit online. They look exactly like the fruit we have on two trees in our garden that we never really use because we didn’t recognise them. Woo hoo. Now I have an identification, and a cupcake recipe …. Thank you!!!!

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    1. How fantastic that you have yuzu trees right in your garden!!!! We can’t get the fresh fruit easily here; most of our juice (in bottles) and candied peel come from Japan!

      Hope you enjoy making lots of goodies with you fruit; I am very envious!


          1. So true!! I also saw a similar sort of sauce/dressing on Australian Masterchef which works with everything — lots of chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander, spring onion in soy sauce, rice vinegar and lime juice.

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  2. I am going to have to look for Yuzu in the grocery – especially the high end ones when we are in Florida. I am also going to ask if our botanical garden has a tree – they are able to grow tropical plants because where we live in the winter is on the edge of tropical. Florida grows lots of citrus.

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