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Golf cupcakes with green icing for grass and a white ball and flag Tried & Tested

Golf cupcakes

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4.5 stars based on 6 ratings

These novelty golf cupcakes are great to bake for Dad on Father’s Day or just to show him that you care. The cakes will keep for 3-4 days in a cake tin.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes

For the buttercream

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar

For the decoration

  • 1tsp 1tsp Green food colouring
  • 6tbsp 6tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar (we use Billington's)
  • 100g 3½ oz White sugar paste icing

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  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a cup cake tray with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy.

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  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth.

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  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Place heaped dessert-spoon full in each cupcake case and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the buttercream; mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy adding a drop of boiling water if necessary to loosen. Spread a layer onto the cupcakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g 6¼ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Mix a little green food colouring into the granulated sugar and mix until the colour is even. Sprinkle over the icing.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 6tbsp 6tbsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar (we use Billington's)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Green food colouring
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Roll small balls of sugar paste icing then using a cocktail stick, make the dimples over the balls and place on the cake. Decorate with cocktails stick and paper flags.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste icing