14 July 2013

Two Toned Cupcakes - Orange and Vanilla

♬ 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk
You know what I love about barbecues?
Food and music.
I mean great company is also important! But the food is always comforting and special. Occasionally I've been treating my housemates to cupcakes after our late night barbecues just as a sweet end to the night.  
Barbecues are not just about burgers and hot dogs, start baking interesting cakes to sweeten everyone up...
125g soft unsalted butter
125g soft brown sugar
2 medium eggs
125g self raising flour
Half a teaspoon of baking powder
3 tbsp Soy milk
20g cocoa powder
Zest of half an orange
1 tsp vanilla essence
125g soft unsalted butter
250g icing sugar
1 tbsp Soy milk
Orange colouring
20g cocoa powder
Lola's edible glitter
▶ Method
Preheat oven 180° c, line cupcake tin with 12 cases.
Beat butter and sugar until combined and fluffy, then add the eggs.
Stir in flour, baking powder and milk.
 Divide mixture into two bowls. In one add the vanilla essence and in the other add cocoa powder and zest.
Use a teaspoon to scoop small amounts from each mixture in random order in each case.
 Bake for 20 minutes.
 Once risen and a butter knife comes out clean from the middle cake, take out of tin to cool.

Make standard butter cream with butter, icing sugar and milk. Divide this into two bowls (sorry for who ever is washing up!) Add a drop of orange colouring to one and cocoa powder to the other mixture. Spoon both mixtures into opposite sides of a piping bag and get piping!
Dip and swirl in glitter.

Eat! Eat! Eat!

Yes I'm still loving Daft Punk. Any suggestions about another album to play when baking up a storm?