Is there anything more beautiful than the luscious red of a perfectly ripe raspberry? I think not. Is there anything more horrifying than the cost of said raspberries in the depths of winter? I think not!
Thank goodness for the wonders of the supermarket freezer section. Life is so much better with raspberries in it.
These cupcakes are so easy and so spectacular. Just look at that gorgeous colour. They are a delight in every way.
The cake batter is mixed in a food processor in just a few minutes. They are incredibly light and airy and buttery. If I had any criticism they are a wee bit crumbly. Next time I will also cut back on the baking powder a bit, as I found there was a very slight kinda alkaline after taste.
As for the raspberry icing, a minute or two max and you are done. Just delicious. And did I mention gorgeous!!
Raspberry Iced Cupcakes
(from Sun Herald Newspaper)
250gm unsalted butter, softened
200gm caster sugar
250gm self raising flour
2 tspn baking powder
1 tspn vanilla
5 tbspn milk*
160gm icing sugar
40gm frozen raspberries, defrosted
extra raspberries for decorating
Place butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth. Gradually add milk until smooth and combined.
Spoon the mixture into cupcake papers to two thirds full. Bake for 15 minutes in a 200C oven or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
For the icing, place icing sugar and defrosted raspberries in bowl and whisk together. Push through a sieve to remove seeds. Spread the cupcakes with icing and decorate with cachous and extra raspberries.
* This is an Australian recipe. 1 Australian tablespoon (20ml)= 4 teaspoons. 1 US tablespoon (15ml) = 3 teaspoons.
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