Scrumptious Easter Cupcakes

I used to work as an au-pair. My first memory of typical British Chocolate is the time my au-pair kids tricked me into believing Cadbury’s Mini Eggs are real bird’s eggs.

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Nowadays I prefer to bake with them rather than worrying how to get them back into the nest without the mother noticing. For this sunny (ish) Easter Weekend I decided to make some scrumptious Easter Cupcakes.

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The recipe is a spin-off of Mary Berry’s Easy Vanilla Cupcakes:

Dough:
175g unsalted butter
3 eggs
100ml milk
230g caster sugar
250g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

bake 25 min, 180 degrees

Icing:
75g unsalted butter
400g icing sugar (add bit by bit)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons milk
food colouring & cocoa power (optional)
sprinkles, Mini Eggs, etc. for decoration

Oh and here is a picture of my very professional cooling technique:

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Baking is good in every way. It helps me calm down and focus after a stressful day at work plus baked goods are probably my favourite gift to give to someone I love 🙂 I think when it gets to the decorating bit, I sometimes get so lost in the detail and focus just that little bit too much. ‘What it’s been 5 hours?’

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It didn’t quite take me 5 hours this time – then again, that was probably because I was filming. The way they turned out made me really happy and definitely brought some spring feelings into our kitchen. Yum!

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Happy Easter everybody! If you decide to make some of these delicious little cupcakes, do make sure to send me a picture on Instagram. I can’t wait to see your creative baking ideas.
In case you are interested – this is my absolute favourite book. It’s just the best. Just trust me. Even if you’re new to baking. Even if you are not sure you like baking. Bake. Use this book.

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