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Pudsey bear cupcakes

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4.125 stars based on 8 ratings

This cute cupcakes will go down a storm at any Children In Need bakesale, and they are really simple to make.

Key Information

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

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Ingredients

  • 225g 8 oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 225g 8 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 225g 8 oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey)

For the decoration

  • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 160g 5⅝ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • Food colouring yellow, a few drops
  • Designer icing (black) (we use Silver Spoon Create)

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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 4). Line a muffin tin with 12 muffins cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until pale, add the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating until mixed. Gently fold in the flour.

    Ingredients for this step

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Spoon the mixture into the cases until half full.

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown or a skewer comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool on a wire rack.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    For the frosting use an electric whisk to mix together the butter and icing sugar then add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk until light and fluffy, then add a few drops of yellow food colouring to achieve a bright yellow frosting.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 160g 5⅝ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 50ml 1¾ fl oz Milk (whole)
    • ½tsp ½tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
    • Food colouring yellow, a few drops
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Using a palette knife, smooth some frosting onto the top of the cupcakes, place some coloured chocolate sweets on the top left side of the cupcake for Pudsey’s patch, then use the black writing to draw in his eye, nose and mouth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Designer icing (black) (we use Silver Spoon Create)