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Vanilla Mini Egg cupcakes

07 NOVEMBER 2013
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Simple cup cakes, decorated with a delicious swirl of butter icing and decorated with chocolate mini eggs

Makes 12
Preparation time 15 minutes
Cooking time 20-25 minutes


Ingredients

220g butter or margarine, room temperature
220g caster sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
220g self raising flour, sifted
2 tbsp Rachel’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt

Icing
80g unsalted butter, room temperature
250g icing sugar
25g Rachel’s Organic Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 5.

2. Line a cup cake or muffin tray with paper cases.

3. Beat together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time.

4. Fold in the flour.

5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, half full.

6. Bake in the oven until golden brown and springy to touch or test using a skewer, if it comes away clean the cakes are ready. Leave them to cool on a wire rack.

7. Meanwhile prepare the icing, begin by beating the butter and icing sugar until pale and well mixed, ideally using an electric mixer. Add the yogurt and continue to beat on medium to high speed until the icing is fluffy. The longer you beat the lighter the icing.

8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag fitted with a star piping nozzle in a circular motion swirl the icing around each cake.

9. Decorate with mini eggs.

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