Friday 21 October 2016


Reader Hollie has a cupcake recipe to share... and if the results are half as good as Hollie's, I think we'll all be happy! Cupcake heaven indeed...

Hollie says:
I made these cakes last night, and I was surprised at just how well they turned out. Have a go... they taste as good as they look!

You will need:
4 eggs
125g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
30g cocoa powder

Whisk the eggs and the caster sugar together until fluffy. Fold in 100g self raising flour and 30g cocoa, mixing until the batter is smooth. Spoon into muffin cases placed in a cupcake tray, and bake at 180c until the cakes look done. These took about 18 minutes, but it does vary depending on the oven... keep a close eye on them!

Place the cakes on a wire tray to cool. Once cool, cut a piece out of the top of each cake and fill with raspberry jam for a surprise sweet taste!

For the buttercream:
110g softened butter
170g icing sugar
55g cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoon milk

Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until soft and smooth. Add in the remaining icing sugar, the cocoa powder and a little of the milk if needed, to loosen the mixture. Pipe or spread the buttercream onto the cakes and decorate with sprinkles or cake-toppers!

Cathy says:
Whoa... these look amazing! Thank you Hollie... these have gone straight to the top of my list of cool new recipes to try! Have YOU got a fun and foolproof recipe to share? COMMENT BELOW to tell us more!

1 comment:

  1. They are cute cupcakes I love the little decorations on top. I would love to try them, I always need help with baking's a complete disaster if I'm left alone in the kitchen :p



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