With Mother’s Day coming soon in the UK its time to think about those special gifts to make Mum’s day. I always bake a special treat and a little box of cupcakes is perfect.
These cupcakes are infused with Champagne syrup and coloured pink! They taste absolutely delicious too…
Pink Champagne Cupcake
100g Butter, softened
110g Caster Sugar
3 Medium Eggs, beaten
120g Self Raising Flour
2 Tablespoons Cornflour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Champagne syrup (or use a champagne flavouring)
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon pink food colour paste
Preheat the oven to 160c
Beat the softened butter and sugar together until soft and creamy. Add the beaten eggs and all the other ingredients to the butter and sugar, and mix well to combine but for no more than one minute.
Pour into 12 cupcake cases set in a 12 hole muffin tin.
Bake the cupcakes for around 20 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch.
When the cupcakes are cooked, take them out of the muffin tin and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Leaving them in the tin too long causes moisture to make the cases leave the sides of the cake.
To make Champagne Syrup
Making your own syrup flavouring is easy. It just takes the same amount of liquid and caster sugar. I used 100ml Champagne – prosecco or a Cava Brut Rose will work well too. I added 100g caster sugar with the Champagne to a pan. This needs to simmer for a while, stirring to dissolve all the sugar. Then raise the heat to boiling and boil rapidly for a few minutes until the mixture becomes syrupy. Just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the heat, it thickens more as it cools.
The Champagne syrup can be used in the recipe as above. I also drizzled a little when the cakes came out of the oven but were still warm. I then used the rest to flavour buttercream to decorate the cupcakes. I made my buttercream with 300g butter and 500g icing sugar – beaten well for about ten minutes until it is soft and creamy. I stirred in the Champagne syrup and added a little pink colouring to complete the look.
Here is a pretty way to serve your Mother’s Day cupcakes…
Share the rest of the Champagne with your Mum too! Perfect! Enjoy Mother’s Day 🙂