Read on for my recipe for Jubilee Cupcakes
Isn’t Britain a marvelous place, we are all in celebratory mood for the Queen’s Jubilee. The bunting is out, the flags are flying and the sun is even shining. Street parties are taking place all over Britain to celebrake this big day and cakes will be eaten at every one of these events.
What’s in a name
Cupcakes are such a massive trend just now. Everyone makes cupcakes. Here in the UK we have been making these little cakes for years but called them fairy cakes. No child’s party worth it’s salt would be without it’s platter of these delightful little cakes.
Nowadays the humble fairy cake has taken on the might of America and become the cupcake!
Fairy cakes or cupcakes, call them what you will, they are the perfect sweet treat for this Jubilee weekend. Keeping with the red, white and blue theme I have gone for blueberry cupcakes with a strawberry filling and white icing for my Jubilee Cupcakes.
- 125 g/4 1/2 oz softened butter
- 140 g/ 5oz caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 140 g/5oz plain flour allpurpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- handfull of blueberries
- Mascarpone cheese
- Strawberry jam
- icing sugar
- Icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 12 hole muffin tin and cupcake liners
- Cream together the butter and sugar until it is pale and fluffy and gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder and add the vanilla extract and milk. Fold in the blueberries last.
- Spoon into the cupcake cases and bake for approximatey 25 minutes or until golden and cakes spring back when prodded with a finger tip. Cool on a wire rack completely.
- Slice off the tops.
- Mix together the mascarpone and enough icing sugar to sweeten (this is entirely up to you how sweet you want the filling). Place a teaspoonful of strawberry jam on to each cake base and then a teaspoonful of the sweetened mascarpone. Top this with four pieces of finely sliced strawberry and four blueberries. Pop the lids back on.
- Mix icing sugar with enough water to make a thick cream consistancy and spoon on to the tops of the cakes.
- Add a strawberry or crown to the top and you are ready for any street party, garden party or just a cup of tea in the garden.
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