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party cupcakes

Chocolate, pistachio and lemon party cupcakes

Published: November 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 24

Making one cupcake mixture and flavouring it three ways is a simple, show-off way to make a party-worthy pud

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal291
fat16.3g
saturates9g
carbs32.6g
fibre0.7g
protein3.3g
salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 175g butter
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 75g shelled pistachios, ground
  • 1 lemon, zested

ICING

  • 400g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice, (use the zested one)
  • yellow food colouring
  • 150g white chocolate
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp cocoa

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put 24 cupcake cases into 2x12 hole tins. heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy and then beat in the flour, eggs and vanilla.

  • STEP 2

    Working quickly, divide the mix into three. Beat the cocoa and 1 tbsp milk into 1 batch, the pistachios and remaining milk into the next and the lemon zest into the last.

  • STEP 3

    Divide each batch between 8 cases and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until risen. swap the trays around half way if you need to. Cool.

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