Lauren Gimenez's Christmas cupcakes as sampled by TV chef Lorraine Pascale for 12 Christmas Wishes in the December issue of Tesco Food and Living Magazine.
Whizz all the ingredients together with an electric mixer to make a runny mixture. Pour into cupcake cases.
Bake at Gas Mark 4, 180°C, fan 160°C for 20 to 25 minutes.
For the icing, beat together all the ingredients until light and fluffy, adding the brandy a little at a time to your taste. Spread the icing onto the cakes once they have cooled.
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