Christmas tree cupcakes - recipe

Christmas tree cupcakes

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 5) and line a muffin tin with muffin cases.

  2. 2

    Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well in between, then add the vanilla extract. Finally fold in the flour until well combined.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 160g Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 225g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 1tsp Vanilla extract
    • 225g Self-raising white flour
  3. 3

    Spoon the mixture evenly into the cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until they are springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.

  4. 4

    To make the buttercream use an electric mixer or hand mixer to mix the icing sugar and butter together until you get a breadcrumb texture, then add the milk and mix on high speed until and fluffy. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the buttercream and mix until you get a ‘Christmas tree’ green colour.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 500g Icing sugar
    • 160g Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 50ml Milk (whole)
    • Green food colouring a few drops
  5. 5

    Pipe the buttercream onto the cakes in a pyramid and decorate the ‘trees’ with chocolate decorations and silver balls for the perfect finishing touch.

    For this step you'll need:

    • Chocolate decorations
    • Silver balls for decoration

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