I had plans to go shopping today but it did not quite go to plan. I woke up early with a sore throat, feeling achy and tired and generally quite urgh, like I was coming down with something. So I scrapped the plans to go shopping and decided to have a baking day instead. Don't worry, I did not pass any of my germs into the cakes. I am quite sure it was just man flu, or something similar seeing as I am not a man and am now feeling better.
The cakes turned out quite successful.
Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes
Half teaspoon vanilla extract
240g self raising flour
50g chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons strawberry jam
Mix the butter and sugar together.
Add eggs and flour.
Stir in the vanilla extract, finely chopped strawberries and the jam.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 180°C.
While the cupcakes cool, make the icing.
For the icing you will need:
250g icing sugar
80g unsalted butter
150g melted white chocolate
Beat together the butter and icing sugar, add the milk and chocolate and mix until smooth.
When the cakes are cool, add on the icing and if you fancy, top it off with half a chopped strawberry on top.
There you have it, great tasting cupcakes :)
What is your favourite type of cake?