Giant Cupcake

Using our jumbo cupcake baking tin

Giant Cupcake

Ingredients

For the giant cupcake:

275g unsalted butter, softened
275g golden caster sugar
6 large eggs, beaten
400g self-raising flour
80g plain flour
60g cocoa powder
75ml milk

For the chocolate buttercream:

200g unsalted butter, softened
300g icing sugar
100g melted milk chocolate

For the vanilla buttercream:

200g unsalted butter, softened
300g icing sugar
30ml milk
1tbsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

2 packs of white chocolate fingers
Sugarpaste in pink, white and blue

Method

Preheat the oven to 170oc / gas mark 3. Brush the two halves of your jumbo cupcake tin with oil and dust with flour.

In a large mixing bowl , beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Sieve in the self-raising and plain flours and cocoa powder. Pour in the milk and stir until combined.

Spoon the mixture into the tin, filling each half about three-quarters full and hollowing out the centres a little as both cakes will rise quite a lot. Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until a skewer pushed into the centre of each cake comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before turning the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the vanilla buttercream, add the butter to a mixer and beat until soft, gradually add in the rest of the ingredients until you have a smooth consistency. Repeat for the chocolate buttercream.

When the cake is cool trim the tops of the two cakes level and spread the base with some of the chocolate buttercream. Sandwich the cakes together.

Using a Palette Knife spread the bottom part with the vanilla buttercream and cover with the white chocolate fingers.

Place the remaining chocolate buttercream in a piping bag and using the star shaped nozzle pipe the top part of the giant cupcake with the buttercream.

Roll out each of the coloured blocks of Sugarpaste and using the Fondant Cutters cut out the desired number of decorations and stick them to the chocolate buttercream.

Products used

Sweetly Does It Non-Stick Jumbo Cupcake Baking Tin
Home Made Traditional Stoneware 26.5cm Mixing Bowl
Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel 25cm Round Sieve
Kitchen Craft Beech Wood 35cm Spoon
Sweetly Does It Stainless Steel Cake Tester
Kitchen Craft Chrome Plated Oblong Cake Cooling Tray
Sweetly Does It Stainless Steel Palette Knife
Sweetly Does It Six Piece Cake Decorating Kit
Sweetly Does It Set of 4 Flower Fondant Plunger Cutters
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