I found out about this recipe from my family and wanted to share it with you. The reason I love this recipe is because there is hardly any mess, you don’t use a lot of tools ( so less washing up) , and it’s so quick to make.
When I look at recipes for other baking, normally I feel I have to put a side a few hours of my day to bake but these are just so quick and simple anyone could do it!
All the tools I used were
1 mixing bowl
A few teaspoons
Nozzel for the icing
I’m not going to write put the measurements of the ingredients for the cake mixture because it’s so easy! All it is to one egg you add 50g each of everything else, which is self raising flour, Caster Sugar, and butter. If you wanted to you can add some flavouring or Cocoa Powder too.
For the icing I used icing sugar, food colouring, and a dash of milk. Again I haven’t added measurements for this either because it’s easy.
And anything tasty you want to put in or on top of your cakes.
Pre- heat the oven to 180° / gas 4
First of all get all of your cake ingredients and put it all in the mixing bowl and mix together until all smooth. That’s it! Your cake mixture is done! All you need to do now is pop them into the cupcake cases and put them into the cupcake tin and it’s ready for the oven. ( I find using two teaspoons to put the mixture in the cases makes it easier)
Put them in the oven for about 18-20minutes, to check if they are done just lightly press down the top of the cupcake and if it bounces back up its ready ( preferably wear an oven glove for this).
Whilst you’re waiting for the cupcakes to cook, wash up your mixing bowl and spoon ( because you have time and washing up as you go is so much easier) then get the mixing bowl and pour some icing sugar in ( tip: if your icing sugar is a little lumpy, us a sift and sift it into the bowl) then pour a very small amount of milk in ( like a teaspoon) and mix them together using the fork. And now it’s just about how much you want and how thick you want it, if you need it softer add a touch more milk, if you need it harder add some more icing sugar. Don’t forget if you’re adding colouring or flavour mix it in as you go bit by bit so you get the correct colour/flavour you want.
Once your cupcakes are done, take them out of the oven to cool. Take them out of the cupcake tin (carefully because they’re hot) and place them on the cooling rack.
This isn’t mandatory but it makes your cupcakes that little bit cooler!
With a teaspoon carefully cut out a circle going down to about half way through the cupcake and pull out the middle bit ( be careful not to make it crumble too much) then with the bit you have just pulled out cut the bottom half off making it into a lid. Fill the hole in the cupcake with some goodies e.g. smarties, chocolate pieces, anything you want! Then pop the lid of the cupcake back on. Now you have a surprise in your cupcake!
Now all you need to do is ice your cupcakes. Put together your icing bag and nozzel ( if you dont know how, there should be instructions with the packet) and fill it up with your icing. I find the best icing tip is to start from the middle and work your way out then upwards so it doesn’t sink in the middle. Then dust/sprinkle with the goodies you want to out on and you’re done! Ready to serve!
Enjoy! I did!