Recipe: Tequila Rose Cupcakes

04 Oct 2016

If you're looking for ideas for your dessert table or wish for a cupcake tower instead of a wedding cake, these Tequila Rose Cupcakes are a divine choice

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Perfect for a pink-themed wedding or if you want to give your catering a pop of colour, these Tequila Rose Cupcakes will do just the job. Get creative in the kitchen and try your hand at these sweet treats.

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:
150g butter
150g sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract (or other flavour)
1tsp Tequila Rose
A few drops of colouring (optional)
150g self raising flower
2 tbsp milk

Buttercream frosting:
450g icing sugar
110g butter
0.5tsp salt
2tbsp Tequila Rose
A few drops of colouring (optional)
1tbsp milk (optional)

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How-To:
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. In a large bowl place the butter and sugar
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  5. Fold in the vanilla extract, Tequila Rose and any colouring if you choose to add any
  6. Sieve the flour into the cupcake batter and add the two tbsp of milk. Fold the ingredients together, do not over stir
  7. Place tablespoons of the cupcake batter into cupcake cases
  8. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 15 mins or until the cupcakes spring back when pressed lightly
  9. Place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting
  10. When the cupcakes are cool we can begin by making the frosting
  11. In a large bowl beat the butter until smooth and creamy
  12. Now gradually add the icing sugar a little at a time. You may want to use a wooden spoon to cream this icing sugar with the butter or you will end up in a cloud of icing sugar if you use the electric mixer. Add the flavouring (in this case,Tequila Rose) and salt at this stage to help bring the mixture together.
  13. Now move back to using an electric mixer. If the mixture is still very stiff add 1tbsp of milk and any colouring you choose to use and beat on a medium/high speed for around 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth. You can add more icing sugar or more milk to change the consistency slightly if you wish. The consistency will vary slightly depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

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