|Last Month's Children's Book Week Roald Dahl Revolting Recipe...|
Take a basic sponge mix ~
Weigh 2 eggs (will be approx 120g)
Measure out the same weight in sugar and butter ~ cream them together in a bowl (if you wish you can reduce the sugar in the recipe - especially if your fruit is sweet)
Add the eggs a bit at a time
Add the same weight in self-raising flour and mix
If you want to add any flavourings (vanilla, lemon juice etc) do so now. We added a tablespoon of lemon juice to our mix this time.
Add some chopped fruit ~ Any fruit really, cut into quite large chunks
Pineapple (tinned or fresh)
Apple ~ softened ~ stew, or chop up and put in the microwave for a minute with 2 tablespoons of water
Berries ~ raspberries/strawberries/blueberries ~ these give a particularly satisfying result
Split your mixture into 3
Add food colourings. Anything blue, green, purple or grey works best....gel colours are best, although we have a mix of gel and liquid here...
Dab the mixture into the cake cases, swapping between colours. Silicone cases are best if you have them because you can remove them easily later for best effect. For once it really doesn't matter how tidy or pretty they look...
Bake at 180/350/gas mark 4 until they spring back instantly when you press the top ~ around 18-20 minutes.
Decorate however you want to....
The fruit pieces add a special surprise 'rotten goo' to the cupcakes....
Our oldest girl took a far better photo than I did - so the photo-credit for this one goes to her....
I've added this post to the Friday Foodie Linky ~ Halloween Special
over at Romanian Mum blog
And to A Mummy Too....