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Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes

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    The all-in-one method makes these delightful treats an absolute dream to bake. Little ones will love helping with the simple, but quite stunning decorations.
    Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes

    Ingredients: makes 12 cakes
    • 100g self raising flour
    • 100g softened butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 large free range eggs
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 dessert spoon cocoa powder, dissolved in a little boiled water
    For the buttercream
    • 100g softened butter
    • 100g icing sugar
    • Few drops vanilla extract
    • 1 dessert spoon cocoa powder
    To decorate
    • 2 chocolate flakes
    • 6 maltesers
    • Gold and pearl balls

    How to make Simply Scrumptious Cupcakes
    1. Place all of the ingredients for the cakes apart from the cocoa into a mixing bowl. 
    2. Using a hand mixer, whisk on a medium speed until combined and light and fluffy.
    3. Carefully spoon half of the mixture into 6 cupcake cases.
    4. Add the cocoa and mix thoroughly to combine. 
    5. Spoon the remaining mixture into the 6 remaining cases.
    6. Bake at 180°C (160 fan) for about 20 mins.
    7. Meanwhile, make the buttercream by combining butter icing sugar and vanilla extract.
    8. Put half of the buttercream aside and add the cocoa to the remaining mixture. Mix thoroughly.
    9. When the cakes are cool, pipe vanilla and chocolate swirls on top and decorate with the flakes, Maltesers and sugar balls.

    Recipe from Beautiful Birthday Cakes 
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