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  • Preparation and cooking time
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    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per cupcake
NutrientUnit
kcal578
fat32g
saturates19g
carbs66g
sugars51g
fibre1g
protein5g
salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g unsalted butter , softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk , plus a splash
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 40g ground almonds
  • 12 mini Oreos , 12 mini Jammy Dodgers, 12 mini gingerbread

For the butter cream icing

  • 225g unsalted butter , softened
  • 400g icing sugar , sifted
  • few drops vanilla extract , 1 tbsp cocoa and a pinch each of powdered ginger and cinnamon

You will need

  • 12 cupcake cases (3 different colours if using 3 types of biscuits)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with three different coloured paper cases. Tip the flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, eggs, sugar, milk, vanilla and almonds into a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until smooth. Put a spoonful of batter into each paper case. Crumble a biscuit into each case – use one type of biscuit for each case colour, so you remember what’s in each one. Divide the remaining batter between the cases (they should be about half full), and bake for 20-25 mins or until golden and just firm. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  • STEP 2

    Make the icing by beating the butter until soft, then beat in the icing sugar. Divide the icing into three. Add the vanilla to one batch, the cocoa and a splash of milk to another, and the ginger and cinnamon to the third. Mix them all well.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon each batch of icing into a bag fitted with a star nozzle (or use one batch at a time) and pipe icing onto the cakes, matching the icing flavour with the biscuit inside. Add two of the same biscuit to the top as a decoration. Will keep for up to two days in an airtight container.

RECIPE TIPS
DON'T WORRY IF YOU CAN'T FIND MINI BISCUITS

If you can't find mini Oreos, Jammy Dodgers or gingerbread, simply quarter big biscuits instead.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2017

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