Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes

Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes

Tasty and topical, bring in the Diamond Jubilee in style!

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Ingredients

(Makes 12 Cupcakes)

100g butter or margarine

100g caster sugar

100g self raising flour (sifted)

2 eggs

Quarter teaspoon baking powder

Half teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

Step 1: Preheat oven electric 180 C gas mark 4 & place 12 paper cases into muffin tin.

Step 2: Beat butter & sugar together until pale and fluffy.

Step 3: Add eggs one at a time and the vanilla essence.

Step 4: Fold in the flour and baking powder.

Step 5: Spoon into cases and bake for 10-20 mins. Check they are cooked by inserting cocktail stick and it should come out clean if they are done.

Step 6: Leave to cool on wire rack.

Step 7: For a simple icing topping, add a little water to some icing sugar and then decorate as you please. For our Diamond Jubilee Cupcakes we chose to decorate them with red, white and blue glitter or silver and gold stars – the choice is yours!