Sunday, 9 October 2011

strawberries & cream cupcakes

i know, i know, these aren't very autumnal. but during the crazy heat of last week, these seemed like the perfect dessert, and they went down so well!

ingredients:
125g self-raising flour
125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs
pinch of salt
strawberries
strawberry jam
double or whipped cream

makes 12 cupcakes.

preheat oven to 180c. cream the butter and sugar together.

 add the flour, eggs and pinch of salt. mix well.

place tablespoon sized dollops into cupcake cases and bake for 15 minutes. 
whilst they're baking, whip up the double cream and slice 6 strawberries for the toppings.

once the cupcakes have baked and cooled down, use a knife to carve out 2p sized pieces of the sponge as below.

fill the hole with a teaspoon of jam, and then replace the sponge 'lid'.

finally, place dollops of cream on top to cover up the lids, and top with a sliced strawberry. 

yum. yum. yum. 



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5 comments:

  1. These look absolutely scrummy!
    xx

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  2. They are so yummy looking!! I'll put a link on my blog for these bad boys, they look amaze! Its like a a cornish tea just in one cake! xx

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  3. Every time you post about baking it always looks so tasty!! One day I'll get round to trying some of the recipes myself x

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  4. Lecker, hab auch letztens Cupcakes gemacht ;D

    http://li-vertraeumt.blogspot.com/

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  5. jodie, kate, elise, alicia: thank you!! :) they were seriously good, i wish i had some right now! glad you like them :) x

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