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Mother's Day Piñata Cupcakes

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Makes

12

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
.Preparation

50

minutes
.

20-25

minutes cooking time
.180 C°, 350 F°, Gas Mark 4

Ingredients

  • 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
For the butter cream:
  • 112g unsalted butter
  • 113g margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375g icing sugar
  • 25g white chocolate melted
Utensils:
  • Scales
  • Piping bags and nozzle (plain)
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Spoons
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cupcake Cases and Tray

Method

Tips:
Take out all of the ingredients before you start
Crack eggs into a separate bowl before adding into the mix
Tidy up as you go along
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180oc, fan 160oc. Line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, then beat the eggs, one by one, each with a spoon full of flour, until smooth.
  4. Fold in the remaining flour, then stir in the milk until combined.
  5. Divide between the cases.
  6. Bake for 20-25 mins, until risen and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
The iced cupcakes will last for 5 days in a sealed container.

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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