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Black cupcakes with gruesome glass shards

Dark-trend cakes with a decoration to die for!

By , 24 October 2017

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Black cupcakes with gruesome glass shards
  • 30 Mins

  • Serves: 12

  • Price: 35p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 61g serving contains
  • Energy

    804KJ

    192KCAL

    10%
  • Fat

    5.8g

    med

    8%
  • Saturates

    3.4g

    high

    17%
  • Sugars

    25.0g

    high

    28%
  • Salt

    0.15g

    low

    3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1318kJ/315kcal.
Ingredients
  • ½tsp rapeseed oil
  • 120g self-raising flour
  • 170g caster sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 120ml skimmed milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp Dr. Oetker Food Colour Gel in Black
  • 115g icing sugar
  • 50g full-fat soft cheese
  • 1tbsp smooth raspberry jam
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and fill a muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases. Lightly grease a small baking tray with the oil.

  • Mix together the flour and 120g caster sugar, then, using an electric whisk, beat in 40g butter until the mixture has a sandy consistency. Pour in the milk, egg, vanilla and food colouring and whisk until smooth.

  • Spoon into the cake cases and bake for 15-20 mins until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then cool fully on a wire rack.

  • For the sugar glass, put the rest of the caster sugar in a pan and dissolve over a low heat, swirling occasionally – do not stir. It will turn gold. Pour onto the tray and leave in a cool, dry place to set.

  • Meanwhile, mix the icing sugar and remaining butter with a large spoon until evenly mixed. Add the soft cheese and beat for 2-3 mins until fluffy. Spread this icing over the 12 cupcakes.

  • Snap the sugar glass into shards and carefully push one into the top of each cupcake. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out the raspberry jam and spoon into a piping bag. Pipe drips of ‘blood’ around the sugar-glass shards.