It’s just over a week away until Easter weekend, so why not start the celebrations by baking some tasty treats? If your batter normally curdles, cakes turn out wonky or sunken, fear not as we have a step-by-step guide on how to make Easter cupcakes.
1. Equipment & Bakeware
If you’re baking Easter cupcakes you will need some basic equipment for the kitchen, including a cupcake tray, whisk, bowl, spoons and so on. If you don’t already have the utensils needed in your home, try our Matalan
page for bakeware starting from just £3. If you catch the clearance section you can even save an additional 30% on the basics needed in the kitchen
Twist™ Dual Whisk /Magnetic Measuring Spoon/ Elevate™ Wooden Batter Spoon
Cupcakes don’t have to just be vanilla, maybe you would prefer a sumptuous chocolate, peppy espresso, sharp lemon or smooth red velvet. Whichever cupcakes are your favourite, you can treat yourself this Easter.
Ingredients for 12 vanilla cupcakes:
• 120g self-raising flour
• 140g caster sugar
• 1 egg
• 120ml milk
• 1 tsp salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Helpful tip! For chocolate, just replace 25% of the flour with cocoa powder.
3. How to make
It’s really easy to make Easter cupcakes when you follow this simple recipe:
1. Mix together your dry ingredients (flour, salt, sugar)
2. Add the butter and beat hard
3. Crack the egg and continue to stir
4. Finally, add the milk gradually and the vanilla extract
Your Easter cupcakes will really come alive when you decorate your cakes, so think about the design wisely. Some favourites include moulded sugar paste chicks or lambs, sugar-coated chocolate eggs, Easter bunnies and flowers.
For your buttercream topping you will need:
• 250g unsalted butter
• 250g icing sugar
• Food colouring
You can buy pre-made decorations from the supermarkets or choose to make your own with fondant or sugarpaste.
Dr.Oetker Wafer Daisies / Fiddes Payne Magic Miniatures / Tesco White Ready Ice
Take advantage of Tescos
to save on your Easter cupcakes – right now you could save £10 when you spend £50 on your first online shop.
By Jemma Porter, 20th March 2013