What is a party without some very cute and very tasty cupcakes? Always looking for new recipes, I decided to make Caramel Cupcakes for Louie’s woodland themed birthday.
Making pretty cupcakes is always a little tricky for me (I think its my inner perfectionist), but I was surprised that the recipe was so easy, replacing the usual caster sugar with muscovado sugar giving the cupcake its caramel flavour. If caramel cupcakes aren’t your cup of tea (although, they are very good with a cup of tea!) you can find lots of other cupcake recipes here.
After combining all of the ingredients together, they went into the oven and that was the easy part out of the way. If you are new to baking, there are some great tips over on the Baking Mad website, including a nifty little video showing you how to make cupcakes.
20 minutes later, 12 perfect little buns came out of the oven. After leaving them to cool, I began to make the frosting, so they looked like proper little cupcakes. The golden icing sugar gives a great depth of flavour to the icing without the need for anything fiddly. Of course, Louie decided it looked like too much fun so he decided to help me out.