Frosted Cupcakes Recipe

Frosted Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 115g/4oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 115g/4oz butter, softened
  • 115g/4oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • few drops red food colouring


For The Topping
  • 1 egg white
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp hot watter
  • large pinch of cream of tartar
  • raspberry jam
  • desiccated coconut


How to make Frosted Cupcakes


  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
  • Sift flour & baking powder into a bowl
  • Add butter, sugar & eggs, & beat together until smooth (use electric whisk for best results)
  • Add milk & food colouring, & whisk into mixture until evenly blened
  • Spoon mixture into paper cases on a bun tray
  • Bake for 20 minutes then leave to cool.

Topping
  • Put egg white, sugar, water & cream of tartar into heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Use electric whisk to beat for 5/6 minutes until mixture is thick & peaks when whisk is lifted.
  • Spread jam over each cupcake
  • Twirl over frosting
  • Sprinkle with coconut.

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