Spicy cupcakes with sultanas
Recipe Type: Baking
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Serves: 24
A recipe for spicy cupcakes with sultanas, decorated as Christmas trees
  • 250ml sultanas
  • 60ml brandy
  • 200g soft butter
  • 200g castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 120g cake flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 5ml cinnamon
  • 5ml mixed spice
  • 175ml milk
  1. Soak the sultanas in the brandy for an hour.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C and place 24 cupcake holders in cupcake pans.
  3. Beat the butter and castor sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and beat after every addition.
  5. Sift the dry ingredients together and add with the milk to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
  6. Drain the sultanas and mix through the batter.
  7. Spoon the batter into the muffin cases up to ⅔ full.
  8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 to 18 minutes.
  9. Decorate as per photo with the butter icing:
  10. g soft butter
  11. g sifted icing sugar
  12. ml milk
  13. A few drops of food colouring
  14. Mix together and decorate, adding edible balls and stars, if you wish.
Recipe by Pink Polka Dot Food at http://www.pinkpolkadotfood.com/spicy-cupcakes-with-sultanas/