About this recipe:I made these for my daughter's birthday and it was great to watch both kids and adults eating them as they didn't expect the popping candy in the vanilla buttercream. These very easy to make cupcakes that look and taste amazing for a kids birthday table!
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Method Prep:30min › Extra time:1hr cooling › Ready in:1hr30min
For the cake:
Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases.
Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and margarine in a bowl and mix together until you get a sandy consistency. While mixing continuously, pour in half of the milk.
In a separate bowl place the egg, vanilla paste and the other half of the milk and whisk together for about 30 seconds.
Whilst mixing the flour mixture, gradually pour in the egg mixture until its all well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly into the paper cases filling only to half way to ensure a good rise.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Place on a wire cooling rack and leave to cool completely before decorating, about 1 hour.
For the icing:
Place the margarine, icing sugar, vanilla paste and 1 tablespoon of milk in a bowl and beat together until its smooth. Add any further tablespoons of milk until you have reached the required consistency you need. Add the popping candy and mix together.
In a small bowl add about 4 tablespoons of the icing mixture and add a drop of colouring mixing well and adding any further drops until it's the colour of your choosing.
In a piping bag spread around the inside 2 tablespoons of the coloured icing and then place the other in the centre and pipe onto the cupcakes. Cut the Flake® bars in half and place one on each side of your cupcake cup to look like an ice cream. Sprinkle some edible sprinkles over. Serve and enjoy!
Make sure the margarine is at room temperature when baking. I used red food colouring for this recipe but any colour can be used. If you make these it would be great if you can post photos so I can see.