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Fancy doing some Christmas baking with the kids? This recipe is so simple, and a great one for getting the kids involved! With some simple green icing, these Christmas tree cupcakes become the perfect festive centrepiece!
For the cupcakes:
4oz caster sugar
4oz soft butter
4oz self-raising flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking powder
For the icing:
600g icing sugar, sifted
300g unsalted butter, softened
Green food colouring
Preheat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / Gas 5. Then, line a cupcake tray with cases before you start – you’ll probably need about 12.
I like speedy baking; feel free to mix the ingredients in the traditional ways and orders if you so choose, but I literally throw all of the baking ingredients into my mixer in one go!
Once mixed, spoon the batter into the cupcake cases. Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes – keep an eye on your cakes and remove when golden brown.
Once cool, beat the icing sugar, butter and a few drops of the green food colouring together – add a little hot water if needed. Then pipe the icing to form a Christmas tree shape and sprinkle with decorations to replicate baubles – you could even add a star on top! Easy peasy but so effective!