Food and Drink

Recipe: Cupcakes with a Twist

Cupcakes are delicious and a fun change to a cake. Kids love them, adults love them and the messy cake cutting is avoided with the pattys provide a little plate. Perfect.

Try this recipe with a twist. We mixed ¼ of the recipe with blue food colouring (for an Auckland Blues Supporter) but you can use any colour you like. This recipe makes 12 – you’ll see some photos there are only 11 on the tray as someone couldn’t wait!

125g butter
¾ cup sugar
2 x eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup milk
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
Food colouring of choice

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and line a cupcake tin with patty cases
Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
Mix eggs in 1 at a time before mixing in vanilla
Mix flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl
Add ½ of the milk and mix before adding ½ of the flour and baking powder
Repeat until all of the ingredients are mixed together
Scoop ¼ of the batter in to a separate bowl and add food colouring and mix
Use a teaspoon to put a small amount of batter in each patty case before adding blue and again the vanilla batter on top
Bake in the oven for 15-18 mins.
Leave to cool and top with your favourite icing or eat on their own

Use any food colouring you like, or you could even add sprinkles in the batter
Be careful not to over bake
Make sure the patty cases are evenly filled for even baking times
These can freeze and defrost quite nicely too!


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