Sunday, 7 July 2013

Weekend Bake: Celebration English Cupcakes Recipe and Tips

Whether it's a birthday, an unbirthday, a summer barbeque or the Wimbledon final, it's always great to get baking and try an English version of sweet American cupcakes. With more flour and less sugar, these cupcakes are more Victoria sponge and work perfectly for tea parties.

3 eggs
6oz self-raising flour
6oz caster sugar
6oz butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

1) Cream together butter and sugar
2) Fold in flour into the mixture in stages
3) Break in the eggs
4) Spoon into cake cases
5) Bake in a Gas Mark 4/350F/180C

Chef's Tips:
1) Sift flour and icing sugar fully before combining
2) Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture for extra taste sensation
3) Combine all the ingredients until smooth
4) Leave to cook until bouncy and golden
5) Decorate with chocolate and other flavoured icing, when cooled, by adding cocoa powder to icing sugar and water

Carpe Diem xx

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