To be honest with you I never really wanted to try cupcakes. However I did, and I’m glad I did. These really are worth the effort – I only realised this after baking them and sharing them.
Wot u need
17og caster sugar
3 medium eggs
10g baking powder
200g plain flour
10g milk powder
500g icing sugar
250g salted butter at room temp
2 tbsp milk (approx)
Wot u do
Cream the margarine and sugar in a mixer for five-10 minutes (using K beater) until the mix is pale, light and fluffy. When creamed, add the eggs one at a time at a medium speed, continuing to beat and scraping down the mixer bowl between the addition of each egg. Add all dry ingredients and mix on a low speed for a couple of minutes. Pipe into muffin cases ensuring you are less than half way up in case – THIS IS IMPORTANT AS YOU DON’T WANT CAKES RISING ABOVE TOP OF MUFFIN CASE.
Bake for 15-20 mins at 180 degrees c fan till springy to the touch. Allow to cool.
Make buttercream by cubing the butter and mixing on a low speed for two mins (K beater.) Add icing sugar at a low speed and slowly till mixed (this stops a grainy texture and taste.) Add milk if required to loosen mix slightly.
Serves: makes 15 cupcakes
Use a palette knife to spread buttercream on cupcakes. Start from centre and pull knife down towards the paper casings – go all the way round. Mottle by simply lifting palette knife on and off buttercream once added to cupcake. Use green or orange food colouring for Halloween decoration!
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- Buttercream, white and milk chocolate buttons, melted chocolate
- Buttercream, green food colouring, sprinkles, mini Oreos, Halloween sprinkles