I thought as a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic my Mini Baker and I would make something for each main pony! So, we made apple pies for Apple Jack and now we made some spring time cupcakes for Fluttershy! I have ideas for Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, but I am finding the unicorns to be a bit more challenging! I will be posting them all on here as I figure them out!
This vanilla cupcake recipe is from Love Bakery: Cupcakes from the Heart by Samantha Blears. I talk about the book in this post! I didn't have enough butter so I used only 100g in each the cake and frosting. Then I added the dye and sprinkles to my liking. They still turned out very yummy!!
for the cupcakes:
125g unsalted butter, at room temp
125g caster sugar (super fine sugar)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs (medium 53-63g), at room temp
125g self-rising flour
½ tsp baking powder
3 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas4
Cream together the butter, caster sugar, and vanilla for 7 minutes or until light and fluffy - easier done with an electric mixer, but not impossible with a hand mixer.
Add the eggs one by one and mix for 2 minutes
Mix the flour and baking powder together and then add to the mixture. Mix until just incorporated.
Add the milk and mix for another minute
Divide evenly between the cupcake liners in your muffin tin.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Once they are taken from the oven immediately transfer them to a cooling rack!
for the frosting:
125g unsalted butter, room temp
½ tsp vanilla extract
250g icing sugar sifted
1 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
a couple of drops of red food dye (or whatever color you want)
Cream the butter and vanilla for 2 minutes until light and fluffy
Add the icing sugar and milk and mix for another 2 minutes until well blended.
Add a drop of dye (depending on what shade/colour you are after!) Mix well!
Once the cupcakes are completely cooled pipe or spread the icing on top. Then to make these Fluttershy’s Spring Cupcakes I added little butterfly sprinkles that match her cutie mark! You can add whatever sprinkles you like, as these are easy, plain, delicious cupcakes that are very versatile! Enjoy!!