Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Cupcake Week

For all those who love cupcakes, this week is a very exciting one. It's National Cupcake Week, an event organised by the British Baker magazine to honour our love for these little treats. This means we finally have a valid excuse to bake some yummy cupcakes. So go ahead, set aside half an hour and make yourselves a batch of these delicious cupcakes.

150g sugar
150g butter
150g self raising flour
3 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
100ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract or grated zest of a lemon

1)Beat the sugar and butter together till light and fluffy
2)Gradually beat in the eggs, one by one
3)Fold in the flour and baking powder along with the vanilla or lemon zest.
4)Fill the cupcake cases just over 3/4 full and bake at 180C for 20-25 mins

Butter Icing:
50g butter
200g icing sugar
2 tbsp milk

Melt the butter and mix with the icing sugar until fluffy and light, then stir in the milk. At this point you can add any food colouring that you want, my colour of choice is usually pink.
Now sit back and enjoy the joy that is this amazing week