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Sweet, satisfying and utterly irresistible
How to make
Cinnamon and candied orange peel cupcakes with cream cheese icing
Ingredients for the cake
• 110 g self-raising flour • 110 g sugar • 110 g butter (or 55g butter 55g margarine for a slightly lighter cake) • 2 eggs • ½ tsp baking powder • ½ tsp cinnamon powder • ½ tsp allspice • ½ tsp ginger • handful of caramelised orange peel preheat oven to 180c/gas mark 4. Cream the sugar and butter together. Add the eggs, then sift in the flour and other ingredients and mix till light and fluffy. Divide among the cases (should make about 12) and bake for 20 minutes (check after 15). I use the mixer for this, cream cheese and butter first, then, when thoroughly mixed, add the sugar and vanilla. Let the cakes cool down before icing, then prepare to be inundated with unexpected neighbours who were passing by and smelled something in the oven. They will pretend they’ve come to borrow a book or something, so be kind, as it is the season of goodwill!
Ingredients for the icing
• • • • 250g cream cheese 400g icing sugar 150g butter 1 tsp vanilla extract
It’s the smell of these baking I REALLY love. Well, okay, and eating them too. Grease your tin, and
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