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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Berry Icing Cupcakes

Cupcake Recipe:
You will need: 1 stick of softened butter (about 115 grams), 1 cup of sugar, 2 whole eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 1/3 (one & one-third) cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, pinch of salt, 1/3 cup of milk. 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C/160C with fan). 
2. Sift the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt  into a bowl and set aside. 

3. Cream together the butter & sugar until nice & smooth. 
4. Add two eggs and vanilla extract. Mix again. 
5. Slowly add the flour mixture in three lots. Mix. Slowly add milk. Mix. DO NOT OVER MIX. Batter should be dense. 
6. Pour batter into cupcake tin. Fill each 3/4 way up. 
7. Pop in oven for 20 - 22 minutes until a fork comes out clear. 

Icing Recipe:
You will need: 1 stick of softened unsalted butter (about 115 grams), 1 pound of confectioner's (icing), 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry preserves (or jelly/jam). 

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth but still thick. Refrigerate for an hour before using. 

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