Sunday, 28 April 2013

Coffee and walnut cupcakes

With June approaching rapidly, and Daddy's birthday with it, Jasmine and I got our baking heads on this evening and made a batch of his favourite cupcakes.

A trial run, if you like.

I used my usual, easy-peasy, cupcake recipe, with a couple of added extras:

100g butter
100g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
1 large egg
1 tsp coffee granules (we used Nescafé Azera, but any will do)
40g walnut pieces

Everything bar the walnuts were added to a mixing bowl and whisked together by Jasmine.  Once combined, we stirred in the walnut pieces then spooned the mixture into cake cases before baking at 180 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

Once cooked and cooled, we made our icing.

For this, we used the following:

100g icing sugar
4 tsp coffee powder
4 tbsp boiling water
6 walnut halves (to decorate)

Unfortunately, Jasmine added way too much water, so we ended up having to make up a huge batch of icing by increasing the sugar content until the mixture less resembled a pot of black coffee!

And here it is; our coffee and walnut cupcake with coffee icing:

Fingers crossed Daddy enjoys them as much as Jasmine!

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