Hello everyone! It was my friend’s 17th birthday today, so I made some cakes to take into school for her. I actually bothered to take a few photos as I went along this time, to give you more of a step by step guide.
I used my favourite cupcake recipe (from an ancient/ partially destroyed kids cookery book):
125g caster sugar
125g softened butter
125g self-raising flour
2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
To make chocolate cupcakes, I substituted a little flour for cocoa powder. For the malteser ‘surprise’, I placed one whole malteser into the centre of each cupcake and covered them over with a bit more cake mixture.
For the icing, I first made a basic buttercream. I then poured a large bag of maltesers into a ziplock bag and crushed them with a rolling pin. After folding the malteser pieces into the buttercream, I used a hand whisk on high speed to make it more light and fluffy. I roughly piped the same amount of buttercream onto each cupcake, then used an offset spatula to smooth it out.
I hope you like this post! What kind of things have you been up to recently? I really enjoy reading all your comments.