We had the Playcentre Gala last weekend and I made these cupcakes for the cake stall. The recipe is by Joan Bishop and comes from the book ‘A Treasury of New Zealand Baking’ which I refer to from time to time. I thought this recipe would be perfect as I know that anything with lollies on it is bound to be a hit with kids. I didn’t get the chance to try these cupcakes as I thought I needed them all, even though I doubled the recipe it still only made 22 cupcakes. I have since made them again and think they’re pretty scrumptious- chocolately, with a hint of fruity/tangy, and best of all they only took 30 minutes to mix and bake.
100g dark cane sugar 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup plain yoghurt 2 eggs 1/4 cup blackcurrant jam 130g flour 4 Tbsp cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 2-3 Tbsp milk
Icing 250g icing sugar 3-4 Tbsp Orange or Lime juice Pick n’ Mix Lollies to decorate
Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Put all the ingredients, except the milk, in the food processor and mix til smooth. Add milk a little at a time til it’s a nice dropping consistency. Spoon into paper cases in a muffin tin. Makes 10-12 cupcakes.