Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Neapolitan Cupcakes

I found this on pinterest and loved how the layers looked so I had to make some!

I used a basic cake recipe and added strawberry flavouring and pink colouring for the icing.

Cupcakes -
4 oz self raising flour
4 oz butter
4 oz sugar
2 eggs
½ oz cocoa powder
A splash of vanilla essence

Icing –
5 oz butter
10 oz icing sugar
1 – 2 tbsp milk
Pink food colouring
Strawberry flavouring

Start by making the basic cake recipe, if you have a mixer you can chuck all the ingredients together. Having just started my job, I’m yet to be able to afford such equipment.
So for you all in similar situations, cream the sugar and butter together. Followed by beating in the eggs then folding in the flour.
Halve the mixture, to one half add some vanilla essence and to the other half add the cocoa powder.

In each cupcake case, put a layer of chocolate mixture and smooth it down so the top is even. Then put a layer of vanilla mixture and smooth it down evenly again.

Don’t forget that you only have half the mixture that you need to divide evenly between 12 cases.

Bake in the oven at 170C for 15 – 20 minutes. Then allow to cool.

While they are cooking, make the icing to this recipe, replacing the blue colouring with pink and adding some strawberry flavouring.

I love the layers in this cupcake, it makes it really different to any that I’ve made before and as with the ice cream, the flavours all work together.

What’s your favourite flavour cupcake you’ve made or tried?

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