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Christmas tree cupcakes

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This recipe for christmas tree cupcakes is just perfect for festive period. Enjoy with friends and family with a cup of hot cocoa.

Key Information

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    Total time:

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  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

For the buttercream

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 160g 5⅝ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • Green food colouring a few drops
  • Silver balls for decoration
  • Chocolate decorations

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 5) and line a muffin tin with muffin cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one, mixing well in between, then add the vanilla extract. Finally fold in the flour until well combined.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon the mixture evenly into the cases and bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until they are springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    To make the buttercream use an electric mixer or hand mixer to mix the icing sugar and butter together until you get a breadcrumb texture, then add the milk and mix on high speed until and fluffy. Add a few drops of green food colouring to the buttercream and mix until you get a ‘Christmas tree’ green colour.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 160g 5⅝ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Milk (whole)
    • Green food colouring a few drops
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Pipe the buttercream onto the cakes in a pyramid and decorate the ‘trees’ with chocolate decorations and silver balls for the perfect finishing touch.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Chocolate decorations
    • Silver balls for decoration