Valentine’s cupcakes

Valentine's cupcakes

Valentine’s cupcakes

It’s valentine’s day!!! everyone is in in love today! are you single? that’s fine, you can share a cupcake with your best friend!

To make 12 cupcakes you will need:

  • 175 gr Self raising flour sifted
  • 150 gr Softened salted butter
  • 150gr of caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (Use the dark one, real vanilla extract, not the clear one witch is only flavouring)
  • 1 spoonful of cocoa powder

For your Icing:

  • 250 gr of softened  unsalted butter
  • 250 gr of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon od vanilla extract (reed above)
  • 1 spoonful of cocoa powder
  • sugar paste hearts 6 pink 6 white
  • sugar pearls

Preheat your oven at 180 celsius.

Beat together the eggs and the sugar until you have a nice smooth cream. Add the butter and the vanilla for the cakes and mix until it’s all blended in. Fold in the flour and beat it until it’s again nice and smooth! Scope half of the mixture in 6 cupcake cases held in a muffin tin. Add the cocoa powder to the mixture and whisk again. Scope the remaining mixture in the other 6 cupcake cases. The perfect amount of mixture is a ice-cream scoop full (1 cm under the edge of the case).
Bake your cakes for 25-30 minutes at 180 degrees. Until the surface is nicely browned and the cakes are soft, but stable at touch.

While you pretty cakes are cooling down inebriating you with their amazing smell you need to start your icing.

Cream the butter wishing very vigorously, add the vanilla and 50 gr of icing sugar at the time. Once all the sugar is in make sure your icing is fluffy.
Separate half of the butter cream and mix the cocoa powder to half of it.
Put the icing in two piping bags with the largest nozzle you can find and pipe it on you cupcakes. Pipe the white icing on the chocolate cakes and the chocolate icing on the vanilla cakes.
To have the classic cupcake shape you need to pipe it from the outside to the inside with a circular movement, or if you want a flower shape you need to start form the inside to the outside with the same circular movement.

Add your decoration as in the picture and say that person you love him/her!

Buon appetito

Diego
XOXO

 

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