I love combining my favourite foods and flavours into my bakes! Aside from Oreo cupcakes, I’ve never incorporated a biscuit into a recipe before.. but I will definitely be experimenting more as these cupcakes are amazing and so much for exciting than an ordinary vanilla cupcake! 🙂
The custard powder in the cake mix gives a great flavour, as well as a really deep yellow colour which is perfect for spring time!
The cupcakes are topped with a smooth vanilla buttercream and finished with a custard cream on top, mmmm! The texture of the sponge is fluffy and light, so the added custard cream on top of the cake gives a perfect crunch (I also crushed up some custard creams and sprinkled the pieces on top which worked well too!)
I would really recommend trying out this recipe for a bake thats a little different and exciting, but still easy to make. These cupcakes are guaranteed to excite and intrigue your friends and family.
This recipe makes 12 cupcakes 🙂
- 200g self raising flour
- 225g butter
- 210g caster sugar
- 3 large free rang eggs
- 90g custard powder (I used Bird’s Eye)
- 50ml of milk – preferably whole or semi-skimmed
- 1/2 tsp bicarb. of soda
- pinch of salt
- 12 custard creams (+ extra for eating whilst you bake)
- 250g butter, softened
- 450g icing sugar
- 50 custard powder
- Turn the oven onto 160°C fan, and line a cupcake tin of 12 with cupcake cases.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar and it turns light and fluffy, with no visible sugar granules. Next add the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously in between (don’t worry if your mix starts to curdle). Sift the flour, custard powder, bicarb. of soda and salt into the bowl and fold gently with a large metal spoon until everything is mixed in properly
- Finally, stir in the milk
- Add the mix to the cupcake cases (about 3/4 of the way up) and place into your preheated oven for 18-20 mins, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, or until the sponge springs back when you touch it.
- Leave the cupcakes to cool on a wired rack, and in the meantime make your buttercream..
- Place the softened butter in a mixing bowl. Sift in the icing sugar, in three stages, beating well in between. Add the custard powder, a splash of vanilla and 2 tbsp of milk. Beat again to give the buttercream a glossy finish 🙂
- Once the cucpcakes are cool, pipe the buttercream on the top. To do this, fill a piping bag with a star nozzle with your buttercream and swirl on top. Finally, finish your cupcakes with a whole custard cream, or crushed up pieces!
Sofia xxx ❤ xxx