Yesterday I tried a new little experiment – Bubblegum Cupcakes with Bubblegum Frosting.
I used my trusty vanilla cupcake recipe but instead of putting vanilla extract in the batter I used Bubblegum Essence. For the frosting I did my normal buttercream mix and added bubblegum essence again, plus some bright pink colour to make it look more bubblegummy. They turned out surprisingly well and very tasty.
· 125g margarine
· 125g caster sugar
· ½ tsp bubblegum essence
· 2 large eggs
· 125g self-raising flour
Preheat the oven to 170oC. Cream the margarine, sugar and bubblegum essence until light and fluffy. Beat the eggs together in a small bowl with a fork. Gradually add the egg to the mixture, beating it well in between each addition. Sift the flour and fold into the mixture. Fill cupcake cases 2/3 full. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from oven and leave to cool before frosting.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
· 125g butter (softened to room temp)
· 1 ½ cups of icing sugar
· A few drops of bubblegum essence
· Pink food colouring
Beat butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy and as white as possible. Add icing sugar and a bubblegum essence and mix until all combined.
(A month of food – No. 7 – Party – These would make great party cakes)