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Romantic Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Treat your loved one to a handmade gift of these delightfully delicious vanilla cupcakes. Light and fluffy with a rich butter cream these cakes are sure to win the heart of that special someone in your life.

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What you'll need

  • 110g self raising flour
  • 2-4 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 280g Icing sugar
  • Few drops of food colouring
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 250g Softened Netherend Farm Unsalted Butter
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

How to make

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a cupcake tin with paper cases.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale.
  4. A little at a time, beat in the eggs and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Using a large metal spoon, fold in the flour and add the milk a little at a time until the mixture is of dropping consistency.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Then set aside to cool for ten minutes.
  8. For the buttercream icing:
  9. In a large bowl beat the butter until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  10. Add the last of the icing sugar with one tablespoon of milk until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more milk if necessary.
  11. Add the food colouring and mix until well combined.
  12. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a star tip nozzle and pipe a rosette.

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