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Cupcakes and celebrations

Its that time of the year again.. Holiday season!!

Lots of baking, cooking, dining, drinking you name it and I am on to it..

We just went past Thanksgiving and Diwali, I have just been gorging through the last couple of months, Gym, yoga seem to have no impact what so ever..

I love baking, I love desserts, and cakes and tarts are a personal favourite.

My baking marathon has already began and we start with cup cakes ,

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Which means,  gorgeous and colourful cup cake holders, I am self confessed cupcake addicts and

during Christmas there are some of the prettiest holders you can come across..

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Knowing my addiction for these holders P makes sure  we get new holders every time we make a trip to the super market .

Pretty Pinks :)
Pretty Pinks 🙂

Coming back to baking, last couple of months have seen, chocolate raspberry coconut cupcake, walnut coffee cupcake, olive oil chocolate cake, marble cake, butter cookies and with Christmas coming up I am pretty sure the list is going to be endless..

The best past about baking is sharing and happiness and smiles …

This particular cupcake cake was from Thanksgiving…

loved by friends and family..

Coffee Walnut Cupcake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • 115gm  butter, softened
  • 140gm  self-raising flour
  • 140gm caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 25g (scant 1oz) walnuts, chopped

For Decoration

  • 2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 2 tsp boiling water
  • 100 gm butter, at room temperature
  • 225 gm  icing sugar
  • 12 walnut halves, to decorate

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How:

1 Preheat the oven to /350˚F Put the coffee granules
and water into a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Add the butter, flour, sugar,
milk, and eggs and mix with an electric whisk until smooth. Stir in the walnuts,
then spoon into the muffin cases.
2 Bake in the  oven for 20–25 minutes or until risen and golden
brown. Transfer to a wire rack until it cools

3 To make the icing, put the coffee granules and boiling water into a bowl and
stir until smooth. Add the butter, sift in the icing sugar, and stir until smooth
and free of streaks.

4 Spoon on to the cupcakes, then decorate each one with a walnut half.

Have a wonderful holiday this year !!! More posts coming soon 🙂

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