NEWS UPDATE:

I will be hosting and demoing at the Ideal Home Seasonal Cookery Theatre from the 24th to the 30th of March.

On the 30th I am excited to be announcing the winner of the Ideal Home Cake decorating competition with Great British Bake Off winner Francis Quinn.

 

 

Cupcakes for Raymond Hanlon

They look very green but taste very nice

They look very green but taste very nice

– my Dad.

Chocolate Caramel and Cream cupcakes

I want one – what do I do?

100g self raising flour
2 free range eggs
50g cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
4 tablespoons of cream
150g margarine ( we use stalk)
150g caster sugar

Do you think they will go with Guinness?

Do you think they will go with Guinness?

Cream the margarine, sugar and syrup so the consistency is fluffy and pale in colour.
add two eggs and cream – slowly mix for two minutes
sift in the flour and cocoa powder
Slowly mix then go to full speed so the mixture is dropping consistency.

Pipe or spoon into 10 – 12 cupcake cases I normally fill just over half way and this gets me around 11 cakes.

Butterfrosting

1 block unsalted butter – soft soft soft!
vanilla pod or extract
cream or whole milk –  6 – 10 table spoons
Mint green colour gel – its St Patricks day after all.

All in one – all in the bowl and whisk slowly at fist or it will go all over the place!
Keep adding the liquid until the mixture is light but NOT really soft as it needs hold it’s shape to pipe!

 

I love chocolate cupcakes!

I love chocolate cupcakes!