Sunday, February 6, 2011

M&M Cupcakes

So I'm not making cupcakes as much as id like to at the moment mainly because i have two kids under the age of five so i don't have much time anymore and the other reason is I'm trying to loose a few kgs of baby weight so that means a NO cupcake diet!
But yesterday i did have a wee bit of time so i asked my hubby what kind of cupcakes he would like and he came up with M&M cupcakes . so i searched good ol Google and discovered this recipe, i got 10x texas sized cupcakes out of this mix but i would recommend using standard cupcake papers as these cakes were very sweet and hubby said it was a wee bit too much in the larger texas size

M&M Cupcakes: - Source Jennifer from the Yahoo contributor network

2 cups of flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 brown sugar
a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup melted butter - its about 90g
2/3 cup milk
2 free range eggs slightly beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3/4 bag of baking M&Ms - you can buy them from Countdown

Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl ( flour, sugar, salt, baking powder) stir to combine then create a well in the middle of the dry mixture
in a separate bowl combine melted butter, milk, eggs and vanilla pour into the well of dry mix and stir till combined then add your m&ms
spoon mix into cupcake cases and bake at 180 degrees for 17 minutes or until skewer is clean

- note if you use standard cupcake papers you may need to adjust the cooking time to a bit less

Butter Cream Frosting :

200 grams of butter at room temp
3 cups of icing sugar
2-3 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

beat the butter until its pale and fluffy, sift in the icing sugar then give it a good mix then add in your essence then just enough milk to get the right consistency

top with regular M&M candies

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