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Genuis Gluten Free - Lemon Cupcakes

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After hunting all my local supermarkets for what feels like an eternity I have still yet to find the lemon cupcakes by Genius, plenty of the chocolate, but no lemon. So when Genius reached out to me, I asked if the lemon cupcakes are still around and they very kindly sent me some!

These cupcakes retail at around £2.30 for a pack of two so for £1.15 each I tend to have these as more of a treat as these are more of a luxury option! At 315 calories I find that these are a good indulgent treat.

These cupcakes are wheat, gluten and dairy free and is suitable for both vegetarians and coeliacs.

Per 100g Per Cupcake %RI Per cupckae
Energy K/Kcal 2090/500 1317/315 16%
Fat 31.7g 20g 29%
Of which Saturates 8.7g 5.5g 27%
Carbohydrate 51g 32.9g 27%
Of which Sugars 38.8g 24,5g -
Protein 2.2g 0.8g -
Fibre 1.2g 1.4g -
Salt 0.8g 0.5g 8%
*Reference intake of an average (8400 KJ/ 2000 Kcal) –
(information taken from

The sponge is not too dissimilar to the chocolate version although it is plain and not lemon in flavour. This reminded me very much of a Madeira cake. The texture is beautifully light and fluffy, with a thick lemony icing piped icing although my icing unfortunately got a little squished in transit! I found that this cake had the perfect combination of sugariness and sourness of lemon, giving the sponge a well balanced taste.

As easter is getting closer, I think these would be fantastic as part of a tea party, much like the blueberries muffins I reviewed from Genius a couple of weeks ago. Served with small sandwiches, easter chocolates and a fruit platter, this would make the perfect pastel Easter party!

I would love to know if you prefer lemon or chocolate sweet treat, mine has to be lemon!

Hannah x

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