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Smarties cupcakes

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  • Makes: 12

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  • Cooking time:

    (may need an extra 5 mins)
  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly
  • Make in advance

Moist chocolate cupcakes with a swirl of fudge frosting made with condensed milk on top. Get the kids to help you decorate these with Smarties or other sweets.

Let your imagination run wild with toppings for your cupcakes - there are loads of great decorations in the shops or use chopped nuts, banana chips, curls of chocolate or silver balls.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) plain flour
  • 25g (1oz) cocoa powder
  • 250g (9oz) condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 85g (3oz) 70% fat buttery spread
  • 1 1/2tsp baking powder

For the frosting and Smarties decoration:

  • 200g (7oz) icing sugar
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 55g (2oz) 70% fat buttery spread, softened
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • 1-2tbsp condensed milk (try Carnation condensed milk)
  • 2 boxes mini smarties, to decorate


You will also need:

  • 12-hole muffin tin
  • 12 cupcake or muffin cases

Method

  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake or muffin cases.
  2. Place the flour, cocoa powder, condensed milk, egg, vanilla extract, buttery spread and baking powder in a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2 - 3 mins until pale and fluffy.
  3. Spoon the cupcake mixture into the cases and bake for approximately 15 - 18 mins until springy to the touch and golden brown. Cool slightly then transfer to a cooling wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For the frosting and decoration: Beat the icing sugar, cocoa powder, buttery spread and vanilla with enough condensed milk to bring the mixture to a soft consistency. Spread or pipe onto the cakes. Decorate with the smarties.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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