Sugar Pearl Cupcakes
- For the cupcakes
- 1 cup
self-rising flour (sifted)
- 0.333 cup
- 1 teaspoon
- ½ cup
- ½ cup
superfine caster sugar
- ½ teaspoon
- 1 tablespoon
- To decorate
colored Sugar pearls
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For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 180°C (160° fan) 350°F gas 4. Place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.
Put all the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat well until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the tin and place on a wire rack to cool.
For the buttercream: beat the butter until soft. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
Add 1 tablespoon cream and beat until creamy and smooth. Beat in the remaining cream if necessary, to loosen the mixture. Stir in the almond extract and a few drops of pink food colouring.
Spread the buttercream on the cakes and sprinkle with the sugar pearls.