Creme Egg Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a crowd pleaser and also very tasty too! We just love crème eggs so had to make crème egg cupcakes, these ones are inspired by crème eggs. You can hide a mini crème egg inside the cupcake if you want to as well! We did half with a crème egg in the middle and half without! We are also lucky enough to have duo icing bags (from Lakeland) so were able to do duo icing of white and orange. If you don’t have a piping bag then you could just swirl the orange food colouring into the buttercream.
Have fun making these and enjoy surprising your guests with the hidden middle!

Cakes:
120g sugar
120g butter
100g self raising flour
20g cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder

Icing:
250g icing sugar
80g butter
25ml whole milk
Orange food colouring

½ bar dark chocolate
Bag of mini crème eggs

Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put cupcake cases in a tray
2) In a free standing mixer beat together the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy looking
3) Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and add the eggs and baking powder, mix until combined but do not over mix
4) Spoon the mixture into the cases, do not be tempted to over fill, ans cook for 15-20 minutes
5) To make the icing beat all the ingredients together with a free hand mixer or in your free standing mixer. The longer you beat the fluffier the icing.
6) Put half of the icing in one side of the piping bag
7) Add orange food colouring to the rest of the icing and mix well. Then put the icing in the other side of the bag
8) Pipe the icing generously onto the cupcakes
9) Melt the dark chocolate and then drizzle over the top of the cupcakes

Happy Easter!

BLOGMAS Day 6- Rudolph Cupcakes

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We have seen these Rudolph cupcakes circulating Pinterest and Instagram for a while and decided we had to give them a go. We love chocolate cupcakes but we knew we would love Rudolph chocolate cupcakes even more!

These cupcakes were delicious recently we have been using raw cacao powder instead coco powder when baking as it gives the cupcakes and icing a richer chocolatier taste.  Let us know if you decide to give these cupcakes a try as we would love to know what you think!

Cupcake Ingredients
12 cupcake cases (we used gold ones)
110g butter (softened)
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
110g self-raising flour
2tbsp Raw Cacao powder
1 tsp baking powder

Icing Ingredients- we used our favourite hummingbird recipe (we halved it)

Toppings
Pretzels
Chocolate buttons
M&M’s (You will need the red and brown M&M’s)

Method
Put 12 cupcake cases in your cupcake tin
Pre heat the oven to 180oc
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy
Add the eggs and mix
Sieve the flour, raw cacao powder and baking powder into the mixture and mix slowly.
Spoon the mixture into the cases (don’t over fill and you want room to decorate)
Place in the oven for 12 minutes
While your cupcakes are cooling you should follow the Hummingbird icing recipe
Use a pallet knife to spread the icing onto the cupcakes
Place 2 pretzels next to each other at the top of the cupcake
Then you will need 2 brown M&M’s for the eyes a button for the nose and a red M&M for the nose.

We hope you have as much fun making these little Rudolph’s as we did! They would be the perfect snack or to serve as part of a tea party.