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Gluten-free cupcakes

Gluten-free cupcakes

Delicious cupcakes decorated with vanilla buttercream and beautiful decorations

  • Serves: 12

What you need:

  • 125g butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g plain / plain gluten free flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1.5 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder/ Dr. Oetker Gluten Free Baking Powder
  • Few drops Dr. Oetker Natural Vanilla Extract
  • Dr. Oetker Fun Baking Cases

Decorate with:

  • Vanilla Buttercream using Dr. Oetker Vanilla Extract
  • Dr. Oetker Wafer Daisies
  • Dr. Oetker Hundreds & Thousands (NOTE: These contain gluten)

What you do:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar using an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon.
  2. Add a spoon of flour, and one egg then mix well, repeat.
  3. Add rest of flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix till smooth.
  4. Place 12 baking cases into muffin tins, and then spoon the mixture in until it comes halfway up each case.
  5. Place in preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and lightly golden
  6. Allow to cool completely.

To decorate:

  1. Take buttercream and use liquid food colours to create the shades you want.
  2. Take a piping bag with a rose nozzle and open the bag up over your hand, with a small spoon put some of the coloured buttercream in the bag on one side, spoon the uncoloured vanilla buttercream into the other side of the bag so both colours can feed into the nozzle at the same time.
  3. Twist the icing bag shut and pipe a rosette onto the top of the cake.

Cook's tip:

These cupcakes can be made with either gluten free flour or plain flour - both make delicious cupcakes that are popular with everyone

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