Friday, 30 August 2013

vanilla cupcakes with a hint of raspberry.


(By that, I do not mean those treats hidden beneath my t-shirt..)

A couple of weeks ago I shared a yummy cupcake recipe that I made for my lovely Charli's birthday. I also made these vanilla cupcakes, and I thought it was about time I let you in on the recipe! 


Cupcake ingredients:
• 110g unsalted butter
• 110g caster sugar (preferably infused with vanilla pods)
• 2 eggs, beaten
• seeds of 1/2 vanilla pod or 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 110g self raising flour
• 1-2 tbsp milk

Method:
• Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a muffin tin with cases
• Cream the butter & sugar together until pale and fluffy
• Add the eggs and vanilla a little at a time
• Fold in the flour with a metal spoon and add the milk as needed
• When the mixture is of dropping consistency, divide between cupcake cases
• Bake for 10-15mins, or until a skewer comes out clean
• Leave to cool on a wire rack before icing 
(see below for icing recipe!)


Cupcakes based on this recipe.




Icing ingredients:
• 110g unsalted butter
• a handful of ripe raspberries
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• seeds from 1/2 a vanilla pod
• 2 tsp whole milk
• 200g icing sugar

Method:
• Heat butter, vanilla & milk in a saucepan over a low heat for 7 minutes, then pour into a bowl
• In the same saucepan, heat raspberries until they form a sauce, leave to cool
• Sift the sugar into the butter mixture, a little at a time & add vanilla seeds
• Mix to a paste, add a little of the raspberry sauce & stir until smooth
• Use a sharp knife to cut away a little of the cupcake, and fill with raspberry sauce
• Use a non-serrated knife to ice the cupcakes


Icing based on this recipe.





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18 comments

  1. Well these look BEAUTIFUL.
    a bake for the weekend I think!

    xo

    unorganisedchaos.com

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  2. These sound and look so so yummy Lyzi! xxx



    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. oohh, they look delicious!xx

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  4. I'm making these the second I get home - they look delicious!x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  5. These look so nice! I really want to bake now haha
    oohlalaafashion

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  6. Those cupcakes look GREAT!! Yum!! The caption for the first picture made me laugh haha!!

    Jack!!:)

    http://jackedwardbevan.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! I have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us!! xxx

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  8. Ermagherd! These look absolutely amazing. Love the pictures too x

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  9. Mmm, they look so yummy! I've been looking for a project for the weekend... these might just be it!
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

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  10. cute food melts my heart. <3 these look delicious!

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  11. looking delish! i ll keep that recipe in mind and bake this whenever i get all domestic godness!

    x
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  12. These look so delicious and I love the idea of the hidden raspberry sauce. Now I'm craving cake haha xx

    justlikeheavenblog.com

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  13. They look so lovely, in my house cupcakes tend to get eaten before I can even get around to icing them. Very frustrating when I have awesome icing ideas

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  14. this looks super delicious! :D

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  15. wow these look and sound great! I'll be sure to give them a go :) thanks!

    fenn

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  16. They look amazing. I love the taste of raspberry - my other half, and family don't like raspberry very much so when I made cupcakes with raspberry icing once I ended up eating most of them! x

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