Little Louise cupcakes

Little Louise cupcakes

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Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr

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Makes 12
These cupcakes bring sweet bursts of joy with every bite, perfect for a celebration or party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze before meringue is added

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal374
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs47g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.44g
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Ingredients

  • 175g butter, softened

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 350g golden or white caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs, 4 separated

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 175g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 150ml milk

    Milk

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    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 12 tsp raspberry jam - use a firm jam, we used Waitrose Essential Raspberry Jam

    Raspberry

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    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 85g desiccated coconut

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter, 175g of the sugar and the vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Beat in the whole egg, followed by the 4 yolks, before briefly beating in the flour, baking powder and milk until smooth. Divide two-thirds of the mix evenly between the cases, then top the centre of each with 1 tsp jam. Divide remaining cake mix over the top, using a wet finger to smooth it in place so no jam is visible. Bake for 18-22 mins until a skewer poked into the centre comes out clean. Wait until cool enough to handle, then transfer the cakes to a flat baking sheet.

  2. Lower oven to 110C/90C fan/gas ¼. Using a large, clean bowl, beat the 4 egg whites until stiff, then continue whisking while you gradually add the remaining 175g sugar. Beat until thick and shiny, then fold in the coconut and use spoonfuls of the mixture to top each cake. Bake for 30-35 mins until the outside of the meringue is crisp, then cool before serving.

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Comments (48)

nettaspafford's picture

These didn't work for me either - came out really greasy! Yuck! Meringue was good though, they were yummy!

biggles's picture
5

I didn't like the idea of meringue on top of cake but when I saw their name I simply had to make them for my daughter Louise's 17th birthday party! They were delicious, all the girls loved them. Nobody likes coconut in our family so I just left it out, the meringue was lovely and soft, more like a marshmallow, even though it sunk a bit when I took it out of the oven. I also had some left over so I made 4 little meringues. Even though I didn't use all the milk, the cake mix was still very runny so I guess that is why the jam sunk to the bottom. Still a very nice recipe.

tillylloyd's picture

made these last sunday for the family , they went down very well.
Just one problem the jam went to the bottom of the sponge , maybe i put to much in. also i too had a lot of meringue left over.

ruskyfan's picture

Can someone please help with the sugar quantities - the recipe says 300g of sugar. but then says 175g in the cake and another 175g in the topping. which is 350g. what is the right quantities. Thanks

victoriamum's picture

Hmmm, not quite sure what i did wrong with these, but after i cooked them in the oven they went a bit funny really greasy and almost rubbery? Anyone got any ideas? Help as i so want these to be good!!!

iloveme1984's picture
5

These are simply gorgeous! Had a tea party and everyone commented how lovely and original they were with the coconut meringue! Definately worth giving a go!

jofulton's picture
5

Mmmm really really good. Love cake, love meringue - perfect combination!
I had a lot of meringue left over from the topping, but perhaps the eggs I used were bigger than intended.

victoriamum's picture

Going to make these tonight, ill let you know how i get on!!

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