Christmas Cupcakes

We haven't done any cooking together in a few weeks, and as I had some pretty cupcake cases and stencils that I wanted to try, we dutifully washed our hands, donned our aprons and got down to business this morning!

Adapting a basic fairy cake mix, I added nutmeg, cocoa powder and raisins to make it taste a little more Christmassy, along with a splosh of oil to keep it moist and a little espresso coffee powder to give tang against the sweetness.

The Boy loves mixing everything together and is getting very good at creaming the butter and sugar, then adding the eggs, a little flour, whisking and then adding the oil. It got a little stiff with the flour so I had to give him a hand. Bung in the raisins, cocoa etc and Bob's your mother's brother!

Then while they are cooking for 12 minutes at 200°C, of course what better excuse for a little bit of water play than doing the washing up?

I iced the cakes with white chocolate buttercream and then we used some nifty Christmas stencils from Asda and chocolate poweder to decorate them. Scrummilicious!

I'm linking this up to the following fabulous linkies:

I Love Cake

The Crazy Kitchen

CreatingChristmas

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  1. Jenny paulin says

    So sorry i have only just noticed this recipe that you ever so kindly linked up!! The boy does look every bit the professional mini chef :) the recipe sounds really yummy and full of christmas flavours mmmm i could eat one right now :0
    Thanks for linking up and sorry for not popping over sooner xx

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