Sunday, March 13, 2011

A cupcake to celebrate our first blog



I found this recipe online and used it for Freya’s first birthday party. You can go crazy with the decorations. I founds these great animal sticks, but smarties and sprinkles look just as good. These were a real hit with both bubs and parents. The frosting is delicious and there’s plenty to go around. 

COOKING TIME
20 minutes

MAKES
24

INGREDIENTS
250g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs
3 cups (450g) self-raising flour, sifted
1 cup milk
Assorted sweets, to decorate

Frosting
125g unsalted butter, softened
250g cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups (640g) icing sugar, sifted

Method
1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

2.Add 1/2 the sifted flour and 1/2 milk and stir until combined, then add remaining flour and milk and stir until combined.

3.Line two 12-hole (1/3-cup capacity) muffin tins with paper cake cases. Spoon 2 tbs mixture into each paper case, then bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a cake comes out clean. Cool cakes in tin.

4.For frosting, using an electric mixer, beat butter, cream cheese and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar, beating until incorporated. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

5.With a spoon or palette knife, spread frosting over tops of cooled cakes, then decorate as desired with assorted sweets. Un-iced cakes can be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container.


This recipe was found on Taste.com.au

1 comment:

  1. Hey Sascha, what a fantastic blog! Go you. I'll definitely be checking in for ideas. My Sascha is a notoriously bad eater so I'm always looking for inspiration! I'm setting up my blog at the moment so will let you know when it looks half way decent!

    xo

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