Recipe: Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Add a touch of festive cheer to your parties with these adorable cupcakes

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These sweet treats are created with the newly-launched Equal Sugar Blend, a fine granulated sweetener designed to be used primarily for baking. Kids and adults alike will enjoy biting into these Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

 

INGREDIENTS

Icing

  • 200ml Whipping cream
  • 20g Equal Sugar Blend
  • Green food colouring

 

Chocolate cupcake

  • 65g Dark chocolate
  • 50g Butter
  • 65ml Whipping cream
  • 40g Cocoa powder
  • 20g Low-gluten flour
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 10g + 30g Equal Sugar Blend
  • Strawberries

 

METHOD

Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Pre-heat the oven to 170 °C.
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • On low heat, combine the whipping cream and butter in a small saucepan and whisk constantly until the mixture comes to a low boil. Reduce the heat and continue whisking until the mixture starts to thicken. Remove saucepan from the heat.
  • Chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl. Pour in the boiled whipping cream and butter. Stir the mixture until combined. Sift the cocoa powder into the bowl.
  • Add 10g of Equal Sugar Blend to the egg yolks and whip until pale.
  • Sift the flour into the cupcake batter and add the egg yolks.
  • Whip the egg whites until they are light and fluffy while slowly adding 30g of Equal Sugar Blend.
  • Slowly add the egg whites to the cupcake batter, mixing the batter gently.
  • Divide the batter into the paper cases.
  • Bake in oven for about 20 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  • Place the tin aside to cool.

 

Icing & Decoration

  • Add 20g of Equal Sugar Blend to whipping cream. Beat until the mixture is creamy and fluffy.
  • Add green food colouring.
  • Put in to decorating bag.
  • Place one strawberry on top of each cupcake.
  • Using the decorating bag, gently squeeze out the frosting to decorate the cupcake.

 

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