Mother's Day Piñata Cupcakes
20-25minutes cooking time
- 88g unsalted butter
- 87g margarine
- 175g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 175g self-raising flour
- 50ml milk
- Multi-coloured star sprinkles
- Silver crisp pearl balls
- Pink and purple hundreds and thousands
- 112g unsalted butter
- 113g margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 375g icing sugar
- 25g white chocolate melted
- Piping bags and nozzle (plain)
- Measuring spoons
- Cupcake Cases and Tray
- Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180oc, fan 160oc. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
- In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the vanilla, then beat the eggs, one by one, each with a spoon full of flour, until smooth.
- Fold in the remaining flour, then stir in the milk until combined.
- Divide between the cases.
- Bake for 20-25 mins, until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- To make the butter cream, beat the butter in a bowl until pale and creamy, then add the vanilla. Add the icing sugar in 3 stages, beating between each addition, until fully combined. Stir in the melted white chocolate.
- Leaving the bases intact, use a teaspoon to remove a little of the sponge from the middle of each cake. Mix the sprinkles, then spoon about 1 teaspoon into each hole.
- Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a round (1 cm) nozzle and pipe a swirl onto each cupcake. Decorate with more of the sprinkle mixture.
Our Aberdeen Editor, Victoria’s daughter Natasha has been baking with Alison, our star administrator, for several years once a week after school. Alison has fostered a love of all things baking in Natasha (now 13) and together they have been making some delicious creations. They will be sharing a recipe, along with their top tips for a show stopper bake with you each month. We hope you enjoy making these as much as they do – and eating them as much as we do!
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