Teja's yummy cupcakes

Let's face it - there isn't anything better in this world than a colorful cupcake to make your day. So why not make 12 ?:)

To make 12 cupcakes, you'll need:

350 g/3 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
115 g/ 1/2 cup Billington's Unrefined Cane Sugar (Light Muscovado)
2 eggs
300 ml/ 1 1/4 cups milk
115 g / 1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
(you may add 2 table spoons of cocoa powder)

1. Preheat the oven to 200C /400 F and place paper cups into a 12-cup muffin tin.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, (and cocoa powder) into a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar.

3. Place the eggs, milk, butter and vanilla essence in a separate bowl and whisk together well.

4. Fold the egg mixture into the dry ingredients with a plastic or a metal spoon and mix until the mixture is nice and smooth.

5. Spoon the mixture into the muffing cups, filling them to just below the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the soon-to-be cupcakes are lightly browned.

6. Leave the cupcakes in the tin for about 5 minutes, and then turn them out on to a wire rack to cool.

For the icing, you'll need:

400 g/ 2 cups mascarpone
1 tsp vanilla essence
8 tsp icing sugar
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
100 ml/ 1 cup milk

1. Mix all the ingredients well. Put one half of the mixture into a separate bowl, cover it with alu foil and put it in the fridge.
2. Stir in a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the other half of the mixture, cover it with alu foil and put it in the fridge.
3. Leave the icing in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
4. Spread the the icing on the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles or desiccated coconut for an extra festive feel:)

Bon apetit!



1 comment :

Thank you for your comment. I love them:)