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Recipe – Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

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I did wonder whether or not to post this recipe right at the beginning of January whilst everyone is on a health kick but then I thought a) everything in moderation b) baking is cathartic and c) these cupcakes taste delicious!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

150g of butter or margarine at room temperature

150g of caster sugar

100g of self-raising flour

3 eggs

Half a teaspoon of baking powder

60g of ground almonds

A dash of milk

Raspberry jam

For the icing

250g of icing sugar

About 10-15ml of lemon juice

Glace cherries to decorate

How to make it

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and creamy

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  • Now add the flour, eggs, baking powder, ground almonds and milk and mix until well combined

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  • Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases and bake for around 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked throughout

  • Allow to cool and make the icing
  • Sieve the icing sugar into a large bowl and add the lemon juice gradually until you have formed a thick but spreadable icing.

  • Once the cupcakes have cooled down, using an apple corer or small teaspoon, remove the centre from each cupcake (I ate these ‘cores’ dipped in the leftover icing!)

  • Carefully spoon a small teaspoon of raspberry jam into the hole until it almost reaches the top

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  • Now, ice your cupcakes and finish with a cherry on top!

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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