Even though my blog is mostly beauty (I have been lacking a bit lately, but it will pick up in New Years) I thought it would be nice to show you how to make some Christmas cupcakes, either for friends and family or for yourself.
These cupcakes make 6, but if you want to make more then you can double the amount of every ingredient to make 12. I ate one after they came out, which is why there are only 5 in the pictures.
The cupcakes are standard vanilla, I added some red food colouring to make the colour a bit richer and warmer, and the icing is cinnamon so it is perfect for this Christmas season.
This recipe is really good and makes the most delicious cupcakes and instead of adding vanilla you could add something different instead, you could even have cinnamon cupcakes with vanilla icing. I got the recipe for the cupcakes from CupcakeJemma's Youtube video here and her other recipes for other types of cakes are really good so also check out her channel.
For 6 cupcakes
Self raising flour - 65g
Caster sugar - 65g
Bicarbonate of Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Soft unsalted butter - 65g
Large egg - 1
Milk - 1 tablespoon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the icing
Soft unsalted butter - 25g
Icing sugar - 75g
Milk - 1/2 tablespoon
Cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
Instead of adding vanilla or cinnamon you could add another flavouring instead
Sieve the flour, sugar and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl then add butter and the egg and mix until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix until all smooth again. I added some red food colouring to make a warmer colour but you don't have to do this. Put into bun cases and put in an oven at 170° for 22 minutes. When they're done take them out and leave them to cool.
For the icing, put the butter and 1/3 of the icing in a bowl then stir until smooth, it can take a while but it will eventually become smooth. A lot of people also like to just add half of the icing sugar so that it doesn't blow up into your face but I find that it still does with half.
Add the next 3rd of icing sugar and mix until smooth and the same with the final 3rd. Add milk and stir then add the cinnamon and stir until it is all combined. If you feel that you need to add more icing sugar then go ahead, a thicker consistency stays on your cupcakes better. Apply the icing to the cooled cupcakes and enjoy or save for your family on Christmas!
- Zin x