And oooh, I like neat. I like tidy.
But with a 4 and 5 year old
So, I have an embarrassingly joyful appreciation of neat solutions when I find one.
Using an apple corer to take out a plug of cupcake to make room for a secret centre. Sooo neat!
It works best with a dense cake. Crumbly is not so neat!
Here's the combination I used...
White Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Jam and Whipped Cream Frosting
White Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipe by Tea, Cake and Create
Preheat the oven to 160'C
Line 2x muffin trays with cupcake cases (makes 24)
250g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
300g white chocolate
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
In a saucepan on low heat, melt the butter and chocolate in the milk. Stir until smooth.
Set aside to cool slightly. Then whisk in the vanilla and the eggs.
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients. Then beat on medium speed for 1 minute until smooth.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cupcake cases.
Bake at 160'C for 20minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
Allow the cupcakes to cool, then use an apple corer to remove a plug of cake.
Spoon strawberry jam into the hole.
250 ml whipping cream
2 TBS sifted icing sugar
Place both ingredients into a mixing bowl that has been chilled in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Whip on high speed until stiff. Don't overdo it!
Pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.
Wishing you a neat week (if that's the way you like it!)