Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas-Cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

  • 280g plain flour + 1 tbsp baking powder (or simply SR flour)
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • pinch of salt
  • 115g dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil (or 85g of butter melted)
  • 100g mixed dried fruit and nuts
  • 450g icing
  • 3 tsp apricot jam
  • sprinkles/icing sugar/coloured icing to decorate

Method:

  1. Sift together the flour (+baking powder), salt and allspice into a large bowl, then stir in the sugar.
  2. Beat together the eggs, oil and milk in a seperate bowl, making a well in the dry ingredients and pouring the mixture into it, along with the fruit and nuts. Stir until combined.
  3. Spoon into paper cases in a muffin tin and cook for 20 minutes at 200°/400°F/Gas Mark 6, leaving them to cool on a wire rack when ready.
  4. Knead the ready made icing then roll it out to approx 5mm thick, using a cutter/cup to cut out circles of icing.
  5. Heat the jam until runny, then brush over the tops of the muffins. Place an icing circle onto the jam, decorating as you wish, then leave to set in a cool place.
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