The ‘Be Jolly’ cupcake kit available from Party Pieces is the perfect way to transform your cupcakes into a fun and festive treat. The kit includes silver foil cupcake cases and cupcake toppers of Santa, his trusty sidekick Rudolph and modern striped Christmas trees. This is my super simple go-to recipe for delicious cupcakes! Enjoy!
Makes 12 cupcakes
- 4oz Self Raising Flour
- 4oz Unsalted Butter
- 4oz Caster Sugar
- 2 Medium Eggs
- 2 Drops of Vanilla Extract
- Quarter of a teaspoon of Baking Powder
For the Buttercream Icing:
- 4oz Icing Sugar
- 2oz Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1./ Preheat oven to 180c / 350F / Gas 4 and line a cupcake tin with the ‘Be Jolly’ silver foil cupcake cases.
2./ Beat the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.
3./ Sift the flour and baking powder into the mixing bowl.
4./ Beat the eggs and vanilla extract, add to the bowl, and mix everything together.
5./ Spoon the mixture into the cake cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden.
6./ Allow to cool slightly and transfer to a wire rack.
7. Beat the butter, vanilla extract and icing sugar together and transfer to a large piping bag with a large star nozzle. Once the cakes are completely cool, pipe the icing round in a swirl on the top.
8./ Complete your cupcakes by inserting a festive cupcake topper from the ‘Be Jolly’ range.