Easter is coming and Momma is getting fat!! Why is it that everything centers around food for me? There isn’t a season this world has to offer that doesn’t make me want to bake and Easter is one of the worst!
Anyway…if you’re looking for a nice easy baking project with the kids or just something fun to put on the table this Sunday then look no further.
These guidelines make 6 cupcakes so double or triple the ingredients if you’re having a party, keep them the same if you’re just having some fun and you’d like to keep the sugar intake down!
- 1 Egg
The weight of that egg in;
- Butter or Margarine
- Caster Sugar
- Plain Flour
- And finally, 1tsp of baking powder
- Food colouring of your choice…TOP TIP! Be sure to use professional food colourings for sponges, I have experimented with Asda own and I’m afraid to say the results were terrible.
- Allow your butter to soften out of the fridge for an hour or so.
- Cream together the butter and sugar with a wooden smooth until it is a smooth paste.
- Add your egg and beat until fully combined and there are no lumps.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix the whole lot together.
- Divide your mixture in to the same number of small bowls as you have food colouring and mix a few drops in to each until you are happy with the tone.
- Spoon your varying colours in to cupcake cases and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool then decorate with chocolate icing and Cadbury Mini Eggs.
- If you’re feeling especially playful, spoon your different coloured mixtures in to the cases in layers to make stripey multi-coloured cakes!