Nothing says “I love you” more than taking the time to make some delicious baked treats for someone special; share the love by making these pretty Valentine’s Day Cupcakes.
The cupcake ingredients (approx 10 cupcakes):
- 125g of Stalk or unsalted butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 2 free ranged eggs
- 125g self-raising flour
- 150g blueberries
- 4 passion fruit, sieved pulp only
- a drop of milk
The icing ingredients:
- 400g icing sugar
- 160g Stalk or butter
- 1 drop vanilla essence
- 2-3 drops of pink food colouring
- 50ml milk
- pink decorations
Step 1: Preheat oven on gas mark 4. For the cupcakes, beat together the butter and sugar until you achieve a pale, creamy colour. Beat the eggs and slowly add to the mixture, stir until well combined.
Step 2: Fold in the flour, blueberries and the sieved passion fruit pulp and stir until almost smooth. Add a drop of milk to loosen the mixture.
Step 3: Sit the paper cases into a muffin tray, and divide the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes. Once cooked, set aside on a rack to cool down.
Step 4: For the icing, use an electric whisk, cream the butter and icing sugar together until light and creamy. If you do not have an electric whisk, use the back of a wooden spoon and spread around the bowl, until all blended, then use a whisk to fluff up the mixture. Add the vanilla essence and food colouring and then slowly add in the milk, whisk to create a smooth consistency.
Step 5: Spoon the icing into a piping bag, using a star shaped nozzle and decorate the cakes as desired. Sprinkle with some edible decorations.
This recipe was inspired by Simon Rimmer’s Valentine Cupcakes, get the recipe here.