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15Total Time
40Prep Time
25Bake Time

Golf Cupcakes

About the bake

A little 'birdie' told us that these golf cupcakes would make a great gift for Father's Day. You can always rely on a chocolate cupcake to give that 'hole in one' feeling

15Total Time
40Prep Time
25Bake Time


  1. 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. Step 2:

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

  3. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 4:

    Stir in the flour and cocoa powder until smooth.

  5. 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. Step 6:

    To make the buttercream; mix the butter and icing sugar together until light and fluffy. Keep aside a small amount of the buttercream in a seperate bowl then add a drop of food colouring to the remaining buttercream to colour it green. Spread the green buttercream on top of each cupcake.

  7. Step 7:

    With the remaining white buttercream spread a small amount on top of the green icing for the bunker and then sprinkle lightly with the light muscovado sugar for sand.

  8. 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.


  • For the Cupcakes

    • 150g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 3 Large free range egg(s)
    • 125g Self raising white flour
    • 25g Cocoa powder
  • For the Buttercream

    • 50g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 175g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • A few drops Green food colouring gel
  • For the Decoration

    • 6 tsp Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 100g White sugar paste icing


  • 12 hole muffin tray
  • 12 cupcake cases
  • Palette knife
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Cocktail stick

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