Another thing you can do on a Sunday is some baking! I had my birthday a few weeks ago and Emma decided to bake some of these beautiful cupcakes for me to take into work! We’ve been getting really incredible Strawberries from a friend grown on a small farm and these were absolutely perfect.
The ingredients for 16 cupcakes are:
- 500g of strawberries, about 2 punnets.
- 220g of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- Half a cup of canola oil
Save the really small strawberries for putting on top of the icing, you need 1 for each cupcake! Cut off the tops from the remaining strawberries, and mash them using a potato masher. Add in the oil, apple cider vinegar and vanilla essence and give it a quick stir. Mix up the sugar, flour and baking soda and make a well, pour in the wet ingredients and gently add them together. Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and put it into a cupcake paper in your baking tray. Put these into the oven for half an hour at 180 degrees. While these bake prepare the icing! For the icing you need to get your mixer and mix up: 112g of non-dairy margarine 2 cups of icing sugar 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla essence 2 tablespoons of soy milk Stir this up for about 4-5 minutes, adding the sugar to the margarine first and then the vanilla and soy milk last. Make sure its smooth and once the cupcakes have cooled down start covering the cupcakes, distribute fairly between them and finally put a single strawberry on it! Beautiful, and we made just one for ourselves to try and are having trouble not eating the rest!