Thursday, 20 November 2014

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Anyone who knows me well will know that I love a good baking session, so I was more than excited when I learnt we were going to have a cake sale at work.  Of course I got to work trying to research the most delicious recipe, when I spotted cranberries for sale in a supermarket and came up with the idea of cranberry and white chocolate cupcakes.  They were very yummy, even if I do say so myself, so here I am to give you the recipe.

175g unsalted butter
175g self-raising flour
175g caster sugar
Baking powder
3 large eggs
Vanilla extract
Fresh cranberries
White chocolate

I am a bit lazy when it comes to baking and don't tend to weigh out all of the ingredients.  I weigh out the important stuff like flour, sugar and butter, but when it comes to the other bits and bobs such as vanilla extract and all the other flavourings, I tend to add in whatever I feel like.

Step One
Mix softened butter and sugar together

Step Two
Add in all 3 eggs and flour and beat well.

Step Three
Mix in a dash of baking powder and roughly half a teaspoon of vanilla extract. 

Step Four
Add chopped fresh cranberries and chunks of white chocolate.  I used roughly 80g of a bar of chocolate and cut it into large chunks.

Step Five
Divide mixture evenly between 15 muffin cases.  Bake at 180°C in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top.  (Check on them! As my cakes may have a slightly burnt look!)

Step Six
When the cakes were cool I added bits of white chocolate.  Or you could add icing if you prefer.

Very easy to make and very yummy too!  What is your favourite type of cake?

1 comment:

  1. I could go one of these right now!

    Christy x


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