Easy marbled cupcakes recipe

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  • Serves 12
  • 20 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 439 calories / serving
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Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 170°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.

In a large bowl, put the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and milk, then whisk with an electric hand-whisk on a medium speed for 1 minute.

Divide the mixture between 2 bowls and stir the cocoa powder into one of the mixtures. Using a teaspoon, take small dollops of each cake mixture and spoon them alternately into the muffin cases. Using a skewer or the end of a teaspoon, mark a cross a couple of times right through the mixture to create the marbling.

Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave in the tin for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Whisk the frosting ingredients together. Spread the mixture onto the cupcakes. Decorate with chopped Maltesers and strawberries.

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  • Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) butter, softened
  • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
  • 175g (6oz) self-raising flour
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 50ml warm milk
  • 3 level tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • For the frosting

  • 150g (5oz) butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar
  • To decorate

  • 1 x 37g Maltesers, roughly chopped
  • 6 strawberries, chopped
  • Energy 1835kj 439kcal 22%
  • Fat 25g 35%
  • Saturates 14g 71%
  • Sugars 39g 43%
  • Salt 0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 52.3g Protein 4.5g Fibre 1.8g


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