Monday, 18 April 2011
Baby Shower Cupcakes for Gina
For Gina's Baby Shower, I made Vanilla Cupcakes iced with chocolate buttercream. These are very easy to make, and the result is a nice light, fluffy cake!
220g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
preheat oven to 180c and line your muffin tins with cupcake wrappers (makes about 18 cupcakes).
whick together cream, sugar and eggs until well combined. Gradually add flour and beat until smooth, add vanilla. (you can ad whatever other flavour you prefer - e.g lemon zest, or orange zest instead of the vanilla).
spoon batter into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes - the cakes will be a lovely golden colour.
to make the chocolate butter cream, melt 120g dark choc and allow to cool. Beat 150g softened butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 160g icing sugar and continue to beat, till you have a very light and fluffy mix, add a splash of vanilla and the cooled melted chocolate, and mic until well combined (and still light and fluffy of course!!). Put into a piping bag and ice the cooled cupcakes.
Gina had some very cool cupcake toppers, which made the cupcakes look a little bit fancy schmancy!!
and while we are here, how about some more baby shower pictures.....
on the left are some vegan chocolate truffles - I need to get the recipe for these because they were great!
this guacamole was delicious!!
I ate too many of these crunchy felafel!