Carly's Blog

I really enjoy spending my free time baking so I thought I'd set up a blog dedicated to just that :)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Baby Shower Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

280g self raising flour
200g caster sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sunflower oil
4 tbsp melted butter or margarine
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp golden syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (I managed to get Daim bar chips so I used those)

Preheat the oven to 175'c and line a 12 hole muffin tin with liners. S
ift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients then add the eggs, milk, oil, melted butter, syrup and lemon juice and mix with a fork. Fold in the vanilla extract and the chocolate chips.

Spoon evenly into the muffin liners (I usually get about 18 muffins out of this mix) and bake in the oven for 25 - 30 minutes.

I also made Vanilla Cupcakes

140g butter, softened or soft margarine
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
200g self raising flour

Preheat the oven to 190'c/Gas Mark 5 and line a 12 hole muffin tin (again this mix usually makes about 18.)

Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy, then beat in the vanilla extract. Gradually beat in the eggs then sift in the flour and fold into the mixture. Spoon into the liners.

Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden and springy to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then pipe with buttercream.

Baby Blue Buttercream

225g butter, softened
1 tbsp cream or milk
250g icing sugar
blue food colouring

Place the butter and cream in a bowl and beat together, then gradually sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth, then add a few drops of food colouring at a time until you reach the desired colour.