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Cupcakes! Basically a dolled up muffin, these fabulous little fairy cakes can be as pretty and eccentric as you like, making them special treats for birthday parties or try more simple cakes just for the fun of home baking on a Sunday afternoon. Decorate them with coloured icing, add hundreds and thousands, place bright red raspberries on top...have fun and send us your photos!

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Really easy to make cupcakes that'll delight everyone around!

  • 30g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 90g soft sugar
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 80ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp red food colouring
  • 1 egg
  • Frosting:
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 150g soft cheese
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp red food colouring
  • 12 small cupcake cases
  • 3 piping bags
  • Star-shaped nozzle (for pipping bags)
4.1/5 (211 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a muffin tray with cupcake cases

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 115g plain flour
  • sifted twice
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 80ml sour cream
  • 4 tbsp strong espresso
  • cooled
  • For the chocolate frosting
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 30g unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1/3 tsp salt.
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract.
  • 250g icing sugar.
  • 2 tbsp whole milk.
  • 2 tbsp double cream.
  • For the gingerbread
  • 450g plain flour
  • plus extra to dust.
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda.
  • 2 tsp ground ginger.
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg.
  • ¼ tsp salt .
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature.
  • 100g granulated sugar.
  • 160ml unsulphured molasses or black treacle.
  • 1 large egg.
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • finely grated.
  • White icing pen.
  • For the decoration
  • Cocoa powder (for the 'soil').
  • Ready-made small white fondant flowers
4.6/5 (95 Votes)

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Easy and timeless, these cute little cupcakes will make your day oh-so better!

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.7/5 (82 Votes)

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Delicious, smooth velvety cupcakes! The perfect little dessert for birthdays, parties or just for a snack! Kinder B...

  • For the cupcakes
  • 90g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp white cheese
  • 2 tbsp Nutella
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 35g of sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 6 cups
  • For the topping
  • 250g of mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 3 bars of Kinder Bueno (2 for the topping and 1 for the decoration)
  • Nutella
3.6/5 (173 Votes)

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These cupcakes are the taste of Autumn! A spiced caramel apple cupcake, made with a homemade apple sauce, filled wi...

  • For the apple sauce:
  • 6 Apples - Braeburn and Granny Smith
  • roughly chopped into 1 inch chunks.
  • 2 Tbsp Soft Dark Brown Sugar
  • 45g Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Brandy
  • 3 tbsp Cold Water
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 125g Caster Sugar
  • 85g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 100g Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 150g Dulce de Leche/ Carnation Caramel
  • For the buttercream:
  • 250g Unsalted Butter
  • 500g Icing Sugar
  • 50g Soft Toffees eg. Werthers Chewy Caramels
  • 2tbsp Double Cream
3.7/5 (156 Votes)

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Raspberry Red Velvet Cakes with Rose Water Frosting

  • For the cakes:
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 30g butter
  • softened
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp red food colouring (I used a 'Christmas Red' paste from hobbycraft)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp dried raspberry pieces (small) plus extra for decorating
  • For the frosting:
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • softened
  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • edible silver glitter
3.9/5 (118 Votes)

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A nice and simple recipe for cupcakes to make with the kids

  • 110g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 110g self raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 110g sugar
3.5/5 (145 Votes)

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Delicious Beetroot cupcakes decorated with pink butter icing and chocolate balls

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 150g SR Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g cooked beetroot (grated)
  • 50g melted dark chocolate
  • For decorations:
  • 70g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • A drop of pink food colouring
  • Chocolate balls
  • Grated cooked beetroot
3.5/5 (142 Votes)

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Follow this fool proof recipe for the best Red Velvet delights! These are ideal as easy snacks for birthdays, celeb

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp red food dye
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
3.4/5 (146 Votes)

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Cupcakes

  • RED VELVET CUPCAKES
  • Makes 12
  • 375ml flour
  • 250ml icing sugar
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 45ml cocoa powder
  • 80ml oil
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 30m red food colouring
  • 15ml vinegar
  • 10ml vanilla essence
  • ICING
  • 80g butter
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 500ml sifted icing sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
5/5 (18 Votes)

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