Sweet Sunday: Father's Day Cupcakes!

8 June 2014

This weekend Emilia & I baked these cute "hole-in-one" cupcakes! It's not Father's Day until next week but we wanted to give you lots of time in case you would like to recreate this recipe! Whether your dad is a golf enthusiast or not, I think he would appreciate the sweet gesture of being baked some yummy cupcakes...plus they are chocolate flavour, and most men do love chocolate!

Even our fussy Jonathan loves these - as I've mentioned before, he's not much of a cake eater (that's my department, ha ha ha!). Emilia loved helping to decorate and bake them as the topping was a lot of fun to do - so these are perfect to make with your kids as a cute Father's Day craft or activity! 

To bake the chocolate cupcakes you will need:

2 cups plain flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup hot water
2/3 cup baking cocoa (I used Cadbury's Bourneville)
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

To make the vanilla buttercream frosting you will need:

6 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoons vanilla
3-4 tablespoons milk

For the decoration you will need:

3-4 digestive biscuits (or graham crackers), smashed up in a food processor
green sprinkles/sugar decorations (I used Dr. Oetker's Neon sugar sprinkles)
Green muffin cases
Mints or any kind of white gumball candies
Coloured straws
Coloured paper (I used post-it notes!)

Watch our video on how to make these here!

This recipe bakes 24 cupcakes. 1 cupcake = 360 cals. We hope you like these Father's Day cupcakes! Tweet me/tag me on Instagram if you make them yourself!


1 comment:

  1. These cupcakes look amazing!! You are so talented anna xx


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