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Custard Cream Cupcakes


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Ingredients

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For the cupcakes:

  • 175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 large, free range eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • 50g custard powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp whole milk
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g custard

For the frosting:

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 50g custard powder
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 24tbsp milk
  • 12 Custard Creams

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter and sugar and mix on a medium speed for 5 minutes until the butter is light and creamy. Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside. Turn the mixer down to a low speed and crack the eggs in one at a time. Once the eggs are fully incorporated add half of the flour and mix to combine, add the milk, custard powder and vanilla extract followed by the remaining flour and mix again.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop or two spoons, fill the cupcake liners to 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes or golden brown and springy to the touch.
  4. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Once cool cut a hollow from the center of each cake using a sharp knife or an apple corer. Fill the hollow with custard and set aside while you make the frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. To make the frosting first mix the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until pale and soft. Add the icing sugar, custard powder, vanilla and 2tbsp of the milk. Turn the mixer on low and gradually increase the speed. Whip for 5 minutes, if the frosting looks too stiff add a splash more milk until you reach a nice piping consistency.
  2. Once the cupcakes have cooled fill a piping bag, fitted with an open star nozzle, with the custard frosting and pipe a cute swirl on each cake then top with a custard cream.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cupcakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British