Valentine's day cupcakes

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Valentine's day cupcakes
Delicious Valentine's day cupcakes for someone you love.

125g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

125g caster sugar

2 eggs

125g self-raising flour

150g raspberries

4 passion fruit, sieved pulp

1-2 tbsp milk

For the icing

500g icing sugar

160g butter

1 vanilla pod, seeds only/ few drops of vanilla essence

2-3 drops pink food colouring

50ml milk

Sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line muffin tins with cases

Combine the butter and sugar using a hand mixer/ food processor until light and creamy. Gradually, add the eggs, one at a time and combine well.

Fold in the flour, raspberries and passion fruit pulp until the mixture looks quite smooth. If the mixture is too dry, add a little milk.

Put the mixture into the paper cases then bake for aprox 20 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack and meanwhile make the icing. Use an electric whisk to combine the icing sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Whisk in the vanilla pod seeds and a drop or two of the food colouring. Finally, add in some milk a little at a time until the icing forms a smooth paste.

Using a palette knife spread the icing generously over the cupcakes. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles. 

Serves
12

Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Special Info
Gluten free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Easy

We tested this as a gluten free recipe and it works really well.  Replace the flour with a gluten free option and follow the exact same instructions.

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