Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Raspberry, almond and white chocolate cupcakes


You'll forgive my trumpet blowing when I say these are quite possibly the best sodding cakes I've ever made. I'm usually a terrible baker; it's true, this batch was actually my second after splitting the eggs (who knew that could even happen?). With a free afternoon and a fridge full of eggs, I got busy and almagamated three recipes to make my own version, because I wasn't anywhere near Fancie and I couldn't just buy one.

Have a go, let me know what you think. And if you've blogged any cake/foodie recipes lately, let me know! I want to experiment more with food (as well as clothes) on this 'ere blog, so I'd love to hear from you.


You will need:
180g Self Raising Flour
200g Butter
200g Caster Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2tsp Baking Powder
3tsp Almond Extract
150g Raspberries
150g White chocolate, for melting

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.
  2. Cream the butter and caster sugar together, until it's pale and fluffy. I used my mum's K Mix (le sigh) but any electric mixer will do.
  3. Carefully, add one egg at a time, and mix well to make sure it doesn't split. You cannot overmix at the stage!
  4. Turn the speed up on the mixer and add the almond extract until fully combined.
  5. On a moderate speed, add the flour slowly, then fold in the raspberries until they begin to bleed into the mixture.
  6. Spoon into cake cakes (I used 12) and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  7. Leave on a wire rack to cool, and when ready, drizzle melted white chocolate in a cross hatch pattern.

Let me know how you get on folks! One recipe I saw suggested buttercream but I found the white chocolate drizzles were just sweet enough. You can also add ground almonds if you want more of a crunch.

15 comments:

  1. mmmmmm these sound good. I've been baking loads recently but Martyn always eats everything before I can take a photo and share the recipe xxx

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  2. These look amazing! so excited to try this recipe, thanks for sharing! xxx
    http://todaisiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Oh these sound good - I made a raspberry bakewell cake at the weekend - rasps and almonds go together well, it would seem. Will definitely give these a try.

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  4. These sound divine, I'm definitely putting them on the 'to make' list! Though I suspect my 'drizzles' will not be as neat as yours, haha! :) xo

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  5. They look yum, definitely going to be giving those a go! I've started doing a few 'baking' posts recently if you fancy checking them out? Planning on putting a chocolate mint cupcake post up this week!

    Caroline xx

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh yum!! Raspberry and white chocolate are always a winning combo. I'm thinking of making lemon bars at the weekend, even though I'm pretty rubbish at baking too haha

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  7. These look amazing. I really need to get my bake on! x

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  8. Ohhhh they look so yummy! I'm on a diet but these are just so tempting

    Julia x

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  9. These look amazing - will have to give them a go :-) x

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  10. Oh my godddd these look amazing!

    Maria xxx

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  11. Wow this looks delicious! :)

    www.ensembledeux.blogspot.com

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  12. They look and sound yummy xx

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  13. These look gorgeous, will be making them this weekend, thanks for the recipe!

    Claire || Fashion Chambers // Fashion & Music Blog

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