BBC Children in Need cupcakes

BBC Children in Need cupcakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

Cute cupcakes decorated by Gordon Ramsay, John Torode, James Martin and Jane Asher - make a batch to raise money for a good cause

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen undecorated
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per cupcake (undecorated)

kcalories
283
protein
5g
carbs
39g
fat
13g
saturates
8g
fibre
0g
sugar
16g
salt
0.57g

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • zest 2 lemons or small oranges
  • 2 eggs
  • 284ml carton soured cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g butter, melted

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/ gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder and zest. In another bowl, beat the eggs, then stir in the cream, vanilla and butter and pour into the dry ingredients. Stir to mix but don’t overbeat. Spoon into cases.
  2. Bake for 25 mins. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then turn out and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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appy's picture

the ratio given above, is good enough for muffins, but for cupcakes, i would like to go for minimum 250 gms of sugar, with little honey, and 300 gms of butter

cupcakegodess's picture
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Great decorations, but by da sound of dem, i might use my own mixture. Jessicaxx

beccaaa2's picture
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I halved the recipe and used milk instead of cream because I didn't have any. They were quite moist though! The cakes taste really nice with the orange but were quite dense.

njhall's picture
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I found these dry too, I used the recipe for my daughter's birthday party, but don't think I'll be making them again.

lou-wilberfoss's picture
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I made these yesterday for children in need and was a little disappointed. The flavours were lovely but the mixture was very dry. I had even put extra soured cream in as my pot was 300ml not 284ml. It looked dry as I was spooning it into the muffin cases so it wasn't overbaked. I might add some milk next time.

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