Wednesday 27 July 2011

Tipsy Cupcakes

I haven't given you a new recipe in ages, so here goes.

6oz dried mixed fruit
3 TBspns rum

4 oz SR flour
4 oz wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
5 oz oil
5oz peeled and grated courgette/zucchini (I happened to have some fresh from the garden)

2 oz butter
4 oz icing sugar
3oz double cream,whipped
1TB rum

A good handful of flaked almonds

A couple of hours before you start, soak the fruit in 3TBS rum and a drop of boiling water.Drain but save the liquid.

Then sieve your flours,spices,baking powders.
Add the sugar,fruit and courgette

whisk the eggs and oil, add in 2 TB of the rum liquid from the fruit

Mix everything together and pop into cupcake/muffin paper cases.

Bake Gas mark 4 for around 25 mins.

Mix up the butter,icing sugar, and the whipped cream, add the rum.  Depending on the consistency you can pipe onto the cakes or spread on.

Finally top with a few toasted almonds. You can pop these in a tray and put at the bottom of the oven while the cakes are cooking.



  1. That's a fascinating mix - would never have thought of putting in courgette. Is it there to keep it moist? Love all of those spices. :)

  2. Wow! didn't need to see these at breakfast time :S SSSSSOOOOOOOOO need these NOW! :D XXX

  3. Sound yummy ...not sure I'd bother about the icing.... love the courgette idea

  4. These look gorgeous....are they similar to carrot cake?? Will definitely have to try them out!! x