Betty And The Cupcakes

I am so excited to share this post with you, it finally happened, I got myself a KitchenAid!

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Early one morning, Himself and I hopped out of bed and found our way to the Homeware section at Harrods in Knighsbridge. Having eyes for nothing else, I made a beeline for the KitchenAid mixers and soon after reaching them, I was the proud owner of Betty, the pink pastel KitchenAid

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Once home, I set about whipping up something tasty – not only to have a go – but also to thank Himself, who nearly broke his back carrying it all the way home (bless!)

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I decided to make cupcakes, using my favourite recipe for vanilla sponge

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Ingredients

175g Butter

175g Caster Sugar

3 Eggs

tsp Vanilla Extract

175g Self Raising Flour (sifted)

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To put it into perspective, I have been baking with a very tiny mixer for the last five years (and I’m pretty sure originally, it was only meant to be a stop gap for a year at most!) it did well, but it had limitations, so mixing the batter with Betty was an absolute dream in comparison!

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Directions

Preheat your oven to 180°. Beat the butter, then add the sugar and beat again. Once combined add in the eggs one and a time, mixing well between each (if you add them too quickly the mix will begin to curdle, you can save it though, add in a tablespoon of flour and keep mixing, if it doesn’t start to regain a normal look, add in another tablespoon of flour until it does!)

Add in the vanilla extract and mix through, then sift the flour in on top and with a spatula or wooden spoon, fold the flour into the mix slowly until perfectly combined

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Scoop into muffin cases (about 3/4’s full) or if you’re using a cupcake tray, make sure to butter the moulds first so that the cakes will be easy to remove later. Place in the centre of your oven for 18mins and then start checking, depending on your oven they may take another 5-8mins

To check them, push a cake skewer into the centre of the cupcake and if it comes out clean you know it’s done (a knife will also do just fine!)

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Once cooled, I like to top them off with butter cream icing, but your options really are endless here

Ingredients

100g Butter

200g Icing Sugar

Splash of milk (I use semi-skimmed)

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Mix it all up and if you find you’ve added a little too much milk, just throw some more icing sugar in there until you get back to the right consistency. Once your happy, pipe the icing onto your cupcakes. Do make sure that the sponge is completely cooled before you start though, otherwise the icing will start to melt and you’ll have quite the mess!

Enjoy and if you give these a whirl, send me a picture on Twitter or Instagram, I’d love to see how they turn out for you!

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Top tip: Be quick taking the picture, because trust me, they won’t last long…!

Rxx

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28 Comments

    • March 19, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks Anoushka! The cupcakes have already been snapped up, so I’m currently planning what to make next!!

      Rxx

  1. Catherine
    March 19, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Brilliant! Love it!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Elizabeth
    March 19, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    These look gorgeous, I love how you captured them too! Your photos are beautiful 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • March 19, 2016 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, you’re very kind!

      Rxx

    • March 20, 2016 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks so much, that’s really kind of you Lara!

      Rxx

  3. Janea
    March 21, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I love the link, retro-looking Kitchen Aid. I can’t imagine getting any other color! And I love the name Betty! Amazing-looking cupcakes – so wonderfully fun and keeping with that retro theme. 😍
    XO, Janea
    http://theSTYLetti.com

    • March 21, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      My pleasure Emily! Drop me a photo, would love to see how they turn out for you!!

      Rxx

  4. mintnoti
    March 22, 2016 / 12:37 am

    These cupcakes look so delicious and I love your pink mixer. I want one just like that for my place.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  5. March 22, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Ahhmagaad so envious! I miss my KitchenAid so much! My boyfriend and I brought a coffee machine the other day and I felt the same excitement! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • March 23, 2016 / 10:36 pm

      Well this is just the best statement ever!! I want to dream in Kitchenaids!! Haha!!

      Rxx

  6. March 23, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Ohhh this is lovely. I love kitchen aids but I think they are so expensive for what they do!

    Corinne x

  7. March 26, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Betty is an absolute babe! Love the colour and if I may say so myself….what a FANTASTIC NAME CHOICE! 🙂 🙂
    Betty X
    The Betty Stamp

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