Sprinkle Cupcakes
 
 
Simple buttery cupcakes with chocolate glaze and sprinkles.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • Butter cupcakes:
  • 125g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 300g self raising flour, sifted
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Chocolate glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 40g butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • Multicolored sprinkles – optional
Instructions
  1. For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition. Slowly add flour and milk alternately to form a smooth batter. Divide the batter into lined 12-cup cupcake pan.
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cupcakes are done when golden on top, or when toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack to cool.
  4. For the glaze: Dissolve cocoa in the boiling water, stir in melted butter and vanilla essence. Gradually add sifted icing sugar and stir until mixture is smooth and well combined. Spread onto cake and toss on some sprinkles. Be sure to add sprinkles immediately after icing each cupcake, otherwise the icing will become to hard for the sprinkles to stick to.
Recipe by sweetest kitchen at http://www.sweetestkitchen.com/2008/05/sprinkle-cupcakes/