Sunday, 4 December 2016

Blogmas Day 4 - Ginger and Cinammon Cupcakes


Blogmas Day 4

Hey, so we all know that one of the best bits about Christmas is the food and the smell of your kitchen when you have baking some Christmas treats for you to enjoy, so if you are stuck on what to bake then try my Ginger and Cinnamon cupcakes, enjoy:

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes               

Baking Time: 20 Minutes

Makes: 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cakes:

150g of Unsalted Butter  

150g of Unrefined light muscovado sugar

150g of Self-raising white flour  

1tsp of Ground Ginger

½tsp of Cinnamon  

A pinch of ground Nutmeg

3 Whole Eggs

1tbsp of Whole Milk

Icing:

200g of Unsalted Butter

50g of Unrefined light muscovado sugar

3tbsp of Whole Milk

200g of Icing sugar 

A pinch of ground Cinnamon

Method

Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 180˚C (fan 160˚C, gas mark 4). Place twelve paper cupcake cases (preferably Christmassy) into a muffin tin.

Step 2 - Cream together the butter and sugar. Sift the flour together with the spices. Gradually mix the eggs into the creamed butter and sugar, alternating with the flour. Finally, stir through the milk slowly.

Step 3 - Dollop the mixture in the cupcake cases and bake for 15–20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before putting the icing on.

Step 4 - For the frosting melt 50g of the butter in a pan with the muscovado sugar. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk and stir to form a thick toffee sauce (mmmmm toffee).

Step 5 - Beat the remaining butter until smooth. Then sift in the icing sugar and add the toffee sauce, except back about two – three tablespoons, stirring thoroughly.

Step 6 - Finally, pipe the frosting on to the cupcakes, drizzle with the remaining toffee sauce and sprinkle with ground cinnamon. And then it’s time for the best bit, it’s time to eat the cupcakes!

I hope that you enjoy making and eating these and I hope that they turn out well. Let me know of anything you would like me to talk about in another future post. That’s all for now,

Bella xxx

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