Cupcakes: 3 Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

08/10/2014 14:44 | Updated 20 May 2015

Whether you're a domestic goddess or not, cupcakes never fail to impress. They tick both boxes on the taste and appearance front plus they're easy to whip up on a rainy afternoon at home.

If series five of the Great British Bake Off has inspired you to experiment in the kitchen, we've found three delicious sweet treat recipes all as delicious as they look. Happy baking!

Vanilla Rose Cupcakes

1. Nutella cupcakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

How to Make Nutella Cupcakes

You will need:

100g dark chocolate

250ml boiling water

260g brown sugar

3 eggs

220g self-raising flour

75g plain flour

30g cocoa powder

250g butter, softened

250g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

100g nutella milk chocolate bar

Roasted hazlenuts without skins for decoration

2. Pumpkin cupcakes with maple syrup

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

How to Make Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

You will need:

256g plain flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp course salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

¼ tsp ground allspice

220g packed brown sugar

200g white sugar

4 large eggs, lightly beaten

220 g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 can pumpkin puree

220g cream cheese, room temperature

4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

1 tsp real maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups (250g) icing sugar

3. Gluten free strawberry and cream cupcakes

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Gluten Free Strawberry and Cream Cupcake Recipe

You will need:

200g strawberries, plus a few extra to decorate

100ml sunflower oil

100g golden caster sugar

4 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 6tbsp water

180g Doves Farm gluten free self raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

55g dairy-free sunflower margarine

30ml rice milk or other dairy-free milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

250g golden icing sugar


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