So for a quick easy post, inspired by the skirt I shared at the beginning of the month, I thought I would share a quick and easy cupcakes recipe, that is easy, fun for both kids and adults, and really versatile (which is always good!)
I use this quite often as it’s a sort-of store cupboard recipe, and you can use whatever you have laying around in terms of toppings, fillings and flavourings.
Chocolate Star frosted Cupcakes
What you need:
Equal parts Flour/Sugar/Butter (I used 50g and made 12 small cupcakes)
A Mixing Bowl
Wooden Spoon (ok so it doesn’t have to be wooden)
A Baking Pan
12 Cupcake Cases
Oven preheated to 180C/350F/Gas 4
Any other fun things… I used white chocolate chips, chocolate stars and buttercream frosting…
What to do:
Put cake cases in pan
Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl
Gradually add the egg and mix til smooth
Sieve/sift the flour fold together ’til it’s smooth.
(For chocolate cakes, add two teaspoons of cocoa powder to a cup, mix with a little hot water to a smooth consistency and add to the mixture)
Add in anything you would like, I used white chocolate chips, because I had some handy. You can add fruit or other fun things….
Using a teaspoon, evenly distribute cake batter into cake cases.
Put in the oven… for around 15 minutes.
…To check they are cooked dip a clean knife (or skewer) into the centre of a cake, and if it comes out clean, they’re cooked. Obviously if you put chocolate chips in they may have melted, you need a certain amount of common sense here maybe…
Allow to cool.
Decorate as you wish.
I used buttercream frosting, you can make this really easily with icing sugar and butter, mixing the two until you get the desired quantity, taste and consistency. I like to add a couple of drops of vanilla extract for a bit of flavour.
Pipe onto the tops of the cupcakes using a piping bag and star nozzle, and add chocolate stars to decorate.
For my super easy shortbread recipe check out this post.
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