Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Grown Up Tom & Jerry Cupcakes

I got my new cupcake cups the other day from the lovely Iced Jems and wanted to try something 'Strawberry' with them.

I LOVED these cupcakes when I was little so I thought I would try and re create some of that nostalgia in these, with an added 'grown up' twist.



For the mixture I went for a healthier & dairy free recipe, swapping the butter for sunflower oil. It was a super easy mixture of 100g self raising flour, 100g caster sugar, 2 eggs and 100g of sunflower oil ! 


Then I added pink food colouring. I did then add a touch more flour until I got this consistency below. 

 

Then added the mixture to my new lovely cupcake cups.


Pop them in the oven at 170 for about 15 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. Let them cool completely before icing. 

Now the grown up part !! .....

For the icing, I used the good old fashion icing method from the original cakes, BUT instead of water, I used Prosecco ! Yummy ! 

So pop a little in a bowl and stir in the icing sugar until you get the right consistency. Try not to drink it all!  Make sure it's not runny but thin enough to spread over the cupcake. 

As the finishing touch, I added a pretty daisy wafer and added a few sprinkles of freezed dried strawberries and marshmallow to some of them and voila ! 


I do realise there's no actual 'Strawberry' flavour in these ones, I didn't have any - but next time I would add this to the cake !



 LOOK, the pink cake ! Yummy ! 



So there you go, yummy, healthier, dairy free, grown up Tom & Jerry Cupcakes ! :) 

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