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Festive Cupcakes

These little spongy cupcakes frosted with a delicious lemon icing and topped with little decorative cake dressings are perfect for a festive occasion.

Festive Cupcakes Festive Cupcakes

Chef

: Andy Verma

Recipe Servings

: 5

Recipe Cook Time

: 40 Minutes

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Ingredients

  • 150 gm softened butter

    150 gm castor sugar

    3 eggs beaten

    125 gm flour

    25 gm cocoa powder

    1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder


    Icing:

    1 egg white

    1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

    200 gm icing sugar

    Decorative sweets & festive decorations

Method

Cream the butter & sugar well until light and fluffy.

Gradually beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour, cocoa & baking powder sieved together.

Turn into paper cases in muffin moulds. Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 10-15 minutes or until the cakes have risen well and firm to touch.

Remove from oven and cool.


For the Icing:

Whip the whites until frothy. Squeeze in lemon juice and gradually beat in icing sugar.

Add enough sugar to give a coating consistency. Ice the cup cakes with the icing & leave to set.

Decorate with festive sweets & decorations.

Key Ingredients: Butter, Castor Sugar, Egg, All Purpose Flour, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Lemon Juice, Icing Sugar


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