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Pink Frosted Cupcakes

Recipe author: EAT SMARTER
Pink Frosted Cupcakes
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237
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35 min.
Preparation
easy
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Ingredients

for 12 cakes
For the cupcakes
½ cup
½ cup
caster sugar (superfine)
2
1 cup
cup
½ teaspoon
For the frosting
2 cups
1 tablespoon
hot water
For the decoration
edible decoration Sugar star
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Preparation steps

Step 1/6
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.
Step 2/6
Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is light and well mixed. Lightly fold in the ground almonds and almond extract.
Step 3/6
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden. Leave in the tin for a 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool.
Step 4/6
For the frosting: sift the confectioners’ sugar into a bowl and gradually stir in the hot water until
Step 5/6
smooth and thick. Stir in a few drops of food colouring.
Step 6/6
Spoon the frosting on the cakes, allowing it to trickle down the sides. Sprinkle with the sugar crystals and decorate with sugar hearts and stars before the frosting sets.