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baby shower cupcakes with sugared almonds

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Prep: 40 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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this cakes are perfect for a baby shower theme. Makes 24

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For the cake mixture

  • 400g butter softened
  • 400g caster sugar
  • Finely grated rind of two lemons
  • 8 eggs lightly beaten
  • 400g self-raising flour

For the topping

  • 350g icing sugar
  • 6-8 tsp of hot water
  • red or blue food colouring
  • 24 sugared almonds


  1. preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ gas mark 4. Line two whole muffin tins with 24 paper cases.

  2. place the butter,sugar and lemon rind in a large bowl and beat together until nice and fluffy,then gradually beat in the eggs. Sift in the flower and fold into the mixture spoon the mixture into the paper cases.

  3. bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. transfer to a wire rack to cool. once the cakes are cold proceed by making the topping...

  4. sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the hot water and stir until smooth and thick to coat a back of spoon. dip a skewer into the red or blue food colouring, and stir it in the icing until evenly pink, or pale blue.

  5. spoon the cake on top of each cake, and add one sugared almond on top, leave on a rack to dry for 10 minuets.

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