17 December 2012

Fruity Vibe Cupcakes

'The World's Greatest' by R. Kelly

Myself and a few friends did a dance to 'Vibe' in front of everyone at my primary school in Wolverhampton, possibly one of the most embarrassing moments of my childhood. I remember everyone looking at us like 'what the f@% was that?!'. We got a small cheer in the end and a pair of scary eyes by the head teacher. Even the cute nursery classes who sat at the front looked a bit disturbed and probably learnt the F word because they didn't know what else to think about our performance! Don't worry I will not be making a video with a preview anytime soon.

On a fake spring day in bitter East London I made a batch of cupcakes because I was bored, in the mix went..

Rose water
Chocolate chips
Orange zest

 ▶ Recipe for 12 cupcakes:

125g unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
2 medium eggs
1 orange
Half teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 tsp rose water
50g dried cranberries
75g chocolate chips
1 Bramley cooking apple, grated.

150g Mascarpone
60g soft butter
80g icing sugar

Green sprinkles and cherries to decorate.


Preheat oven 180°c. 
Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with pretty cases.
: Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
: Add eggs, rose water then stir in flour.
: Tip in chocolate, cranberries, cinnamon and grated apple. 
Zest orange and fold this in mixture.
: Bake for 25 minutes until well risen and golden brown.
: Leave to cool.

: Mix mascarpone with butter and icing sugar, leave in the fridge for twenty minutes before using to cover cakes. 

You might think these cakes would taste TOO sweet, however an apple does wonders for a sponge! They tasted damn good and not too sweet at all.

: Decorate and enjoy.x

ê Fave songs

'She's Got That Vibe'
'Thoia Thoing