BBC Children in Need cupcakes

BBC Children in Need cupcakes: batch 2

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  • Easy
  • 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

  • Freezable (Can be frozen undecorated)
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per cupcake (undecorated)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal283
fat13g
saturates8g
carbs39g
sugars16g
fibre0g
protein5g
low insalt0.57g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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 TIPS
MUFFIN THE MOO – JOHN TORODE
Make a cardboard template of the cow and grass. Cut out with rolled-out white ready-to-roll icing, then leave to firm up. Using a small paint brush, paint on cow markings with black paste food colouring. Brush cake tops with honey, then lay the cow cut-outs on top.
NOT A CHOCOLATE ECLAIR – JAMES MARTIN
Melt 125g white chocolate, then leave to cool. Beat 250g icing sugar with 125g soft butter and 1-1½ tbsp milk, then stir in the chocolate. Spread on cake tops. Melt 100g dark chocolate, cool, then use a small writing nozzle to pipe writing on top.
FOOTBALL – GORDON RAMSAY
Cut circles the same size as the cupcake top from rolled-out ready-to-roll white icing. Brush the cakes with honey and lay the circles on top. Make football marking templates. Colour some of the white icing blue using paste food colouring then, using the templates, cut out the shapes and stick onto the white circles with water.
HEARTS & FLOWERS – JANE ASHER
Beat 100g butter, 280g icing sugar and 2-3 tbsp milk together, then swirl over the cakes. Decorate with crystallised roses and silver and pink edible hearts.

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