Pyrex National Baking Week

Homemade Family Time
15th - 21st
October 2018

Billington’s Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Desserts
5
Cooking time: 
15-30 minutes
Serves: 
6-8
Preparation time: 
10-15 minutes
Tags: 
Ingredients: 
  • 150 grams softened butter
  • 150 grams Billingtons light muscovado Sugar
  • 3 size 3 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 1 tsp Neilsen Massey Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 150 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 50 grams Stork tub unsalted, softened
  • 200 grams Billingtons Golden Icing sugar, sifted
  • good pinch sea salt flakes
Equipment: 
  • Large metal spoon
  • Dessert spoon
Method: 
  1. Cupcakes:
  2. Preheat the oven to 170c, /fan oven 150c, /Gas Mark 5. Line a cup cake tin with cup cake cases
  3. Beat the softened butter and muscovado sugar until very light and creamy Beat the eggs together lightly with a fork, then add a little at a time to the Stork and sugar mixture, beating really well until the mixture is emulsified, before adding the next bit of egg, .
  4. Using a large metal spoon fold in the vanilla extract, milk and flour, lifting the mixture in a figure of eight to scoop up the flour and fold it in. Do this as lightly as you can to keep all the air in your mixture.
  5. Using a dessert spoon, place a rounded spoonful in each cake case. Bake for about 15-18 minutes, but check after 15 minutes. The cakes should be evenly browned, and just feel firm and springy when you touch them in the centre.
  6. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then remove from the tin and allow to cool completely.
  7. Salted Caramel buttercream:
  8. Beat the Stork and sugar together until smooth, adding a teaspoon of hot water if liked to help soften it and make a soft smooth consistency
  9. Add a pinch of sea salt flakes
  10. Pipe or swirl on top of the cupcakes
  11. Sprinkle with a few tiny flakes of salt (if liked)

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