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Cherry Rum Cupcakes Recipe  

Veg   CD   35mins plus cooling


A cherry cupcake recipe with a light fluffy Rum butter cream topping


Makes 6 medium Cupcakes (fairy cakes)     Cold  Vegetarian   Fruit  Cupcakes  Cakes  Baked Fayre   


Ingredients for the cupcakes

50g/2oz Self Raising Flour

50g/2oz Margarine

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

2 tbsp Glacé Cherries, quartered

For the topping (frosting)
50g/2oz Softened Butter

100g/4oz Icing Sugar (confectioners)
2 teasp Dark Rum




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5 and place 6 paper fairy cake cases on a baking tray, evenly spaced apart.


2. Place all the cupcake ingredients in a large mixing bowl apart from the cherries, and beat with a wooden spoon until well blended.


3. Roll the chopped glace cherries in flour to give a light coating then add to the cupcake mixture and fold in gently with a metal spoon or knife.


4. Place 1 tablespoon of the mixture in each paper case, smooth the tops, then bake towards the top of the oven for about 15 minutes, until well-risen, golden and firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks.


5. Once the cupcakes and cold, place the butter, icing sugar and rum  in a mixing bowl and beat together until well blended, smooth and fluffy.


6. Divide the butter cream mixture between each cupcake, either spreading evenly or swirling. Can also be piped.


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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Wire Rack


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