Saturday, 30 March 2013

Easter Cupcakes

I decided that I definitely needed to make some sort of cupcakes this year for Easter and despite having made my Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream and posting about them before, I couldn't resist baking them again :) I thought they'd be a good flavour for Spring time and that the yellow coloured butter icing would look well with Mini Eggs for decoration. I also thought about baking Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla flavoured buttercream so as I go along I'll show you how to make the two flavours :)




Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE MIX

225g Butter (Softened)
225g Caster Sugar
225g Self Raising Flour (sieved)
4 Eggs
Rind of 2 Lemons OR 1 tbsp of Vanilla Essence



Method

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4
2) Cream the softened butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl
3) When the mixture is light and fluffy, add in the eggs one at a time and continue to mix
4) If you're making the Vanilla Cupcakes, add your spoon of vanilla essence in now
5) Spoon the flour into the mixing bowl - one spoon at a time, until all the flour is in
6) If you're making the Lemon version, add in your lemon rind and continue to mix
7) Once the mixture is light and fluffy stop mixing and leave it to sit while you line a muffin tray with bun cases
8) Put one to two spoonfuls of the mixture into each bun case and bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until they are golden brown
9) Leave the buns to cool on a wire tray while you make your buttercream frosting



For the Buttercream...

YOU WILL NEED....

775g Icing Sugar
250g Butter (softened)
1 tbsp Lemon Juice OR Vanilla Essence

1) Cream the butter and the sugar together in your mixing bowl again 
2) When the mixture is light and fluffy add in either the lemon juice or vanilla essence and continue to mix

To assemble the Cupcakes...

Either using a piping bag or simply a spoon, ice the cupcakes and stick as many Mini Eggs on top to decorate.


I used this piping nozzle to ice my Easter Cupcakes



5 comments:

  1. mmm....looks yummy...Happy Easter to u too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    2. Thank you Nimmy! :) Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

      Delete
  2. Love your blog! I'm happy to follow you, you can visit my blog when you find time :)
    http://kitchenista-welcometomykitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks so much Neela! I'm so happy that you like Yummmmyy :)I will do! Just about to check it out :)

    ReplyDelete