Saturday, 17 August 2013

August Seasonal Recipe: Blackcurrant Cupcakes

It's blackcurrant season, so go forth and pick fruit! Then bring it home and make these delicious cupcakes...

Blackcurrant Cupcakes (12 servings)

110g plain flour
110g caster sugar
65g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
125g blackcurrants

For the icing:
100g butter
200g icing sugar
Handful of blackcurrants

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200℃/400℉/gas mark 6 and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
3. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition
5. Sift in the flour and baking powder and stir to combine
6. Spoon into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until golden
7. To make the icing, beat the butter and icing sugar with an electric whisk, then add the blackcurrants by pressing through a sieve using a metal spoon
8. Spread the icing over the cupcakes when cool and decorate with a few blackcurrants to finish

Simply pop in a tin and take to work to be everybody's favourite colleague!

PS If you still have blackcurrants left over, check out these ideas

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