Mince Pie Cupcakes

12 people
00h 15
00h 25

These Christmas treats are fun to make and even better to eat! A great way to make your cupcakes festive.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients and Method

Ingredients

  • 225g Self-raising Flour
  • 2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 175g Butter
  • 175g Light Brown Muscovado Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 100ml Buttermilk
  • 150g Mincemeat
  • 300ml Double Cream
  • 25g Icing Sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and smooth then add the eggs whilst continuously mixing.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the sifted flour and mixed spice.
  4. Fold half of the flour mixture into the mixture then half of the buttermilk, followed by the remaining flour and remaining buttermilk. Beat well.
  5. Fill a 12-hole cake tin with paper cases. Place a dessert spoon of the mixture into each case.
  6. Spoon a teaspoon of mincemeat onto each cake then cover with a further dessert spoon of cake mixture.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  8. For the topping, whip the double cream and stir in the icing sugar.
  9. Place in a piping bag with a wide star nozzle and pipe a generous swirl on top of each cake once they are cool.

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