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Boohoo.com step by step cupcakes

Ingredients for 12 cupcakes

6oz butter
6oz caster sugar
6oz raising self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for your ‘hidden’ shape

4 oz butter
4 oz caster sugar
4 oz  raising self raising flour
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Ingredients for cream cheese frosting

3oz butter
3oz cream cheese
12oz sifted icing sugar
Small amount of food colouring

Step 1

First you need to make your hidden shapes. Cream together your butter and sugar. Then add your flour, baking powder, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Place in a lined square tin, so you have a thin layer of mixture covering the base. Cook on 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Allow to cool then cut out your chosen shapes, keep them small enough to hide in your cupcakes! 

Step 2

Now time to make your cupcakes! Firstly cream together your butter and sugar. Then add your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, eggs and vanilla. Mix well

Step 3

Divide your mixture between 12 cupcake cases, push your cake shape gently into your mixture, all facing the same direction (make a note so you know which way to cut your cupcakes!) bake for 20 minutes on 170 degrees. Allow to cool in the tin.

Step 4

Cream your butter and cream cheese, add the icing sugar and a small drop of pink food colouring ( gel works best but liquid dye is fine). Mix on a slow speed until  smooth and creamy.

Step 5

Place your cream cheese frosting in a piping bag with your chosen nozzle and decorate away! Make sure your cupcakes are facing the right direction so that when you cut the cake your hidden shape will be revealed.

Step 6

Place your boohoo.com sugarpaste decoration on top of your finished cupcakes, carefully cut straight through the middle of a cupcake and marvel at your handy work!. 

Alternatives:

Try out different shapes, flavours or colour combinations, how about a vanilla cupcake with a pink sponge hidden heart? 

Happy baking

Love Hey Little Cupcake! 

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