I love baking! I have been on the Real Family Food Cook Off Tv show, sponered by Tesco's and in the top 10 of the candestan cake competition at the National Cake and Bake Show. You name it, I will find a chance to bake or cook, savoury or sweet I will have a go!
1. Pre heat the oven to 180c and prepare a cupcake / muffin tin with 10 – 12 cupcakes cases.
2. In a bowl cream together the margarine and both sugars with an electric whisk for a couple of minutes.
3. Use a spatula to scrape down the side.
4. In a separate bowl whisk the 2 eggs together for a couple of minutes until doubled in volume.
5. Weigh out and sieve the flour and baking powder in to a bowl apart from the extra Tbsp of flour.
6. Slowly add the egg mixture to the creamed margarine mixture using an electric whisk, continuing adding the egg mixture and whisking in adding a few tsps of the sieved flour mixture to prevent it from curdling.
7. Once all the egg has been whisked in, scrape down the bowl to make sure it is all combined.
8. Fold in the rest of the flour, do this slowly so not to knock out the air.
9. Once this is done mix the blueberries, chocolate chips and 1 tbsp together.
10. Add this mixture and the milk to the cake batter and fold in until smooth and combined.
11. Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcakes cases.
12. Pop in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
13. Once done remove from the oven and leave for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
14. While it is baking prepare the buttercream icing.
Buttercream Icing (combine the last 4 ingredients)
1. In a bowl break up the white chocolate and melt gently in the microwave, checking every 30 seconds intervals to prevent it from burning, it should only take 30-40 seconds.
2. In a separate bowl cream together the margarine, sieved icing sugar and milk until fully combined, creamy and doubled in volume.
3. This may take a while so do a bit at a time.
4. Add the melted white chocolate to the mixture and whisk in for a further few minutes.
5. Once done, leave until you are ready to use on your cooled cupcakes.
6. Once the cupcakes are cool, you can pipe your buttercream, using a piping bag or nozzle.
7. In this recipe I used a piping bag and 2 different nozzles, to get different effects.
8. I then popped a blueberry on top!
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