Fancy Lemon and Pop Muffins {Gluten-free}

Why do cupcakes have to have all the fun? Just because they have fancy as fudge toppings and used in celebrations. Come now! Muffins can also be cool, fun, sassy and bedazzled – even when gluten-free. So, here is muffins “cup-yours” to those tacky, gaudy (yet still delish) cupcakes.

Yields 12


  • 1 Gluten-free Lemon and Poppy Seed Flavoured Muffin Mix (Woolies)
  • 255 ml Low Fat Milk
  • 40 ml Canola Oil
  • 2 Free Range Eggs
  • 1 Slab White Chocolate, Chopped
  • ¼ Cup of Pecan Nuts, Chopped
  • 2 Lemons, Juiced
  • 4 TBSPS. Icing Sugar


  • Chopped nougat, nuts and edible glitter


#1 Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Place the cupcake casings in a muffin tin. Set aside.

#2 Mix the oil, eggs and milk together.

#3 Add the dry muffin mix into a mixing bowl and pour the wet mix in.

#4 Mix halfway; then, add the white chocolate and nuts and mix throughout.

#5 Spoon the batter in the muffin tin (3/4 full). Bake 25 – 30 minutes until the muffin top is golden (don’t overbake).

#6 In the meanwhile, during the last ten minutes of the bake, make the lemon syrup. Over medium heat, combine the juice of two lemons and icing sugar. Once syrupy remove, from heat and carefully pour over muffin tops as soon as they come out of the oven.

#7 Remove the muffins from the pan once the syrup has been poured (careful can be sticky).  And allow cooling.

#8 Finish with nuts, glitter and chopped nougat (optional).


  1. I doubled up the recipe in the above pictures; I suggest that you make two batches of syrup for the two different pans if you do the same because it gets super sticky.

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