BBC Children in Need cupcakes

BBC Children in Need cupcakes

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 12
Try cupcakes by Sophie Grigson, Raymond Blanc and Lesley Waters and sell them to raise money for a good cause

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen undecorated
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per cupcake (undecorated)

  • kcal283
  • fat13g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.57g
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  • 350g plain flour
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 85g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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  • zest 2 lemons or small oranges



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 2 eggs



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

  • 284ml carton soured cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…


  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.

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13th Sep, 2010
tried out the raspberry pyramid ones with kids cooking at a party this weekend. Sponge was lovely and light. Think there might be a typo in the topping quantities - should it be 2tsp of lemon juice, rather than tbs. We ended up with a sloppy mess. No way could it be piled ontop of the cupcakes. You may want to check before the nation starts baking!!!
1st Sep, 2010
just made these, there not too bad but i will probably look for a better recipe next time.
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30th Aug, 2009
Found this muffin recipe really dry and heavy...didn't keep well. Tried the recipe again adding more cream but still not great. Wouldn't use again however the topping was lovely and highly recomended - have used over and over again on various other cakes.
14th Nov, 2008
Very tasty, with the lemon topping nice and creamy.
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