21 Oct 2016 Share:

It’s national baking week – check out Betsy Bunni’s pink cupcake recipe

Is it a tad too chilly for your little ones to be outside? Then why not have a family fun afternoon baking yummy cakes!

Not only is it national baking week but October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so to raise awareness our resident cook Betsy Bunni has shared her best pink cake recipe with us…

Head to our Facebook or Twitter pages and upload a pic of your pink cakes to help us raise awareness of breast cancer awareness month! (And make sure an adult helps you)

Let’s get baking…

 

For the mixture:

125g/4oz butter or margarine, softened

125g/4oz caster sugar

2 medium eggs

125g/4oz self-raising flour

Pink food colouring

Splash of vanilla extract

 

For the buttercream:

140g/5oz butter, softened

280g/10oz icing sugar

1-2 tbsp milk

 

Ask an adult to preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line two cake trays with baking parchment.

Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs in a few additions until the mixture is thick and voluminous. Add a splash of vanilla extract or flavouring.

Gently fold in the flour using large metal spoon, working in a gentle figure of 8 motion to preserve all the air you've whisked in. Keep going until no dry lumps of flour remain in the mixture then add in little drops of pink food colouring until you get your desired colour.

Divide between the two tins and bake for 25-30 mins until the sponges are risen, golden and feel springy to the touch. Watch out… this will be hot hot hot! Make sure you have an adult with you when removing the cake from the oven.

Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes, then release by running a knife around the edge.

Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

While waiting for your cake to cool you can make your buttercream. Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture. Finally, add in little drops of pink food colouring until you get your desired colour.

Peel off the baking parchment and then sandwich with your pink buttercream.

Posted by Polymedia Blog

 

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