At Christmas-time my favourite sweets are Quality Street's Strawberry cremes. I become obsessed with them stocking up before the big day and then ultimately receiving more from friends and family that I've convinced to buy me some. So in an ode to my love of strawberry cremes I made these cakes hoping to recreate the flavours!
To make these chocolate strawberry cupcakes here is the method:
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe (makes 18 cupcakes)
150g butter, softened
150g caster sugar
3 medium eggs, beaten
125g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
1 tbsp milk
1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C and put your cupcake cases on the tray.
2. Put the butter, caster sugar and eggs in a large bowl then sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk together until smooth then transfer to the cupcake cases filling them two thirds full.
3. Bake for about 14-20 minutes making sure to check on them towards the end to make sure they don't burn. When you take them out, put them on a cooling rack before icing.
280g icing sugar
4 heaped tsp of seedless jam
To make the strawberry butter cream whisk the butter until soft and pale. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and whisk. When you've mixed all the icing sugar in you can add your jam. Dollop it in and whisk it up. Your icing will go pink and taste of strawberry!
These cakes were super easy to make and tasted so yummy!
Do you think you'll try these?