Tag Archive 'cupcakes'

I heart cupcakes

Actually, we call them fairycakes.  And from the pics below you would be forgiven for thinking my love goes beyond normal into the realms of obsession.  Not true, although I do know of some complete cupcake queens. (Cupcakes take the cake, cupcaketastic, Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit  , to name but a few).  We just make them a lot […]

Foolproof Fairycakes

This is a simple Victoria sponge recipe, that works every time and improves over 2 or 3 days.  The recipe makes 6 -8 giant muffins or 12 – 16 regular muffins. Cream 350g butter 350g caster sugar Sift together 350g Plain (cake) flour 2 pinches of bicarb 2 t baking powder Lightly beat 6 large […]

Upside down lemon cupcakes

If you do not have any sour cream, try substituting creme fraiche or even buttermilk, or put 1teaspoon white wine vinegar into a cup and top with 250ml milk.  Allow this to stand and curdle, then use in place of the sour cream. Cream 250g unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, until […]

Upside down lemon cupcakes – for GYO

It has been far too long since I’ve participated in a food blogging event, but halfway around the world from home, and with a deli to run, bending my week’s menu around a blogging event becomes somewhat challenging.  GYO (Grow Your Own) seems to sidestep all that as the title really encapsulates the only rule, […]