Cup Cakes – A homemade delightful array of cupcakes for parties

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 These home made cupcakes are a real feast to the eyes and to  taste buds alike.  Kids  love the colours and the spongy taste beneath the icing topping.   Great for parties!

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 Self raising flour 250 g
Butter or Stork spread 250 g
Sugar 250 g
Eggs 4
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
lemon juice 1 tsp
Milk 4 tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Salt 2 pinches
 Paper cupcake cases and a muffin tray

Let’s make them.

  • Set the oven at 180 C/ 350 F / Gas mark 4.
  • Beat sugar and butter together with an electric hand mixer until it gets creamy.
  • Beat eggs – one at a time. Add vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Add salt.  This is a must as salt blends all flavours and gives a balanced taste.
  • Mix flour and baking powder together and sieve into the mixture. Gently fold flour with a wooden spoon; finally add milk and vanilla and fold everything together.
  • Now the batter is ready. Fill batter into cupcake cases, just below the brim and arrange them in a muffin tray.  This will allow the cupcake cases to stand steady without wobbling down.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 mins; To check, press down the middle with a finger to see whether the it springs back. Do not open the oven door in the first 10 mins or else cakes will flop from the middle.
  • Let the cupcakes rest for 5 mins and arrange them on a wire rack to let them cool completely.

Make the vanilla icing topping now. You will need,

  • Icing sugar- 300 g
  • Butter- 150 g
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • vanilla- 1 tsp
  • Milk- 1tbsp

Sieve icing sugar in to a bowl and add Stork spread. Beat until it becomes smooth with an electric hand mixer. Then, add some lemon juice. You can divide the icing into separate bowls and add separate colours. Top the cupcakes with coloured icing and spread on thickly with a palette knife  or pipe on a large swirl using a piping bag . Decorate with silver balls,  or sprinkles. See  the beauty that stems from it! IMG_0189-300x192

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