On my previous post, I told you a brought some mulled wine icing sugar so guess what this will be about?
Mulled wine cupcakes of course! I would like to say there is actual mulled wine in these so they are good for the kiddies too.
The cupcakes are a nice red colour to make them look a little bit like mulled wine but I went for a nice white buttercream. The buttercream could be snow and we all like a glass of hot mulled wine on a cold day.
Again I went for little candy canes as a decorative item in these cupcakes. I really enjoyed making these cupcakes and the mulled wine icing sugar smells incredible.
Of course you could add actual mulled wine if you wanted to give a more adult feel to these cupcakes but I made these for a bake sale so thought it best not to add actual mulled wine.
These cupcakes felt like a good way to start off all my Christmas baking.
Preheat the oven on 180 degrees and fill a cupcake tray with paper cases
Add the butter and caster sugar into a mixer and mix until incorporated
Add each egg one at a time until they are both incorporated
Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and icing sugar into the wet ingredients then mix until incorporated. Then add a few drops of red colouring to get a deep red colour then mix until fully incorporated.
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the mixture into each of the cases then bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Mix the butter until it's light and fluffy then add both icing sugars a little at a time until it's all incorporated.
Then add to a piping bag with a star nozzle on and pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes. Once finished add the little candy cane sprinkles.