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Neapolitan Cupcakes

Take your cupcake baking to the next level with these ice cream flavour Neapolitan Cupcakes. Gorgeous little cakes, perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower or a party centerpiece, bound to thourally impress your guests.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cakes
Servings: 12 medium cupcakes
Calories:
Author: Ashika | Gardening Foodie

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES

  • 1 ¼ cup / 140g cake / all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • cup / 160g butter softened
  • ¾ cup / 150g sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon / 15ml milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder mixed to a paste with 1½ teaspoon hot water

FOR THE FROSTING

  • ½ cup / 120g softened butter
  • 5 cups / 500g powdered / icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons / 10ml vanilla essence
  • 4 teaspoons 20ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon smooth strawberry jam

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 356°F / 180°C

TO MAKE THE CUPCAKES

  • Place 12 paper cases in a muffin tray.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and beat until the mixture is creamy.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder into the beaten butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture between 2 bowls.
  • Beat the vanilla extract and milk into 1 of the bowls and the cocoa powder paste into the other bowl.
  • Place alternate teaspoonfuls of the mixture into the paper cases.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 15 minutes until risen and firm to the touch.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

TO MAKE THE FROSTING / ICING

  • Cream butter and powdered / icing sugar together.
  • Add enough milk to make a smooth spreadable consistency.
  • Divide the mixture between 2 bowls and stir in strawberry jam and a little pink food colouring into one of the bowls.
  • Add vanilla essence to the white frosting in the other bowl
  • Place alternate spoonfuls of the frosting into a large piping bag fitted with a nozzle you prefer..
  • Pipe swirls of frosting onto each cupcake.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg