Cupcakes Recipe + eBook Giveaway!

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As I was going to make cupcakes for a little tea party I was having with my neighbour and adorable baby, I thought might as well record it, yay cupcakes!

Equipment:

  • Bowls
  • measuring jug/scale/tbsp.
  • wooden spoons
  • baking tray
  • cupcake cases
  • piping bag/syringe.

Ingredients for cupcake:

  • 150g softened butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour (if you want chocolate sponge, remove 2 tbsps. and add 2 tbsps. of cocoa powder)
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 75g butter (room temp.)
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • food colouring (optional)

Recipe for cupcake mix:

Pre heat the over at 200°C/392F (exact)/390F (rounded off)

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

gradually mix the beaten eggs into the mix alternating with the flour so it doesn’t curdle.

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Finally, stir through the vanilla extract and milk.

Place the cupcake cases into a muffin tin and carefully and evenly spoon the mix into each case. Bang ’em in the over for 15-20 minutes depending on how quickly your oven heats up.

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Remove once golden and springy and leave to cool.

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Recipe for frosting:

In a bowl, beat the butter with a spoon until smooth, then sift the icing sugar, stirring regularly.

Add the vanilla extract and milk and stir. The frosting should now be light and creamy. Add food colouring and mix until desired colour.

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Once cupcakes are cooled, using a piping bag or syringe, gently squeeze and lift slightly to make these little petals. Carry on doing this till the centre. You could add chocolate buttons or a Oreo in the centre if you wish.

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This needs a lot of patience, I started and stopped after one because since it’s so hot where I am (its awful, seriously) it just melted, so yeah I gave up. That’s it, toodledoo!xx

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-Erika xx

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