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Mini rose cupcakes

Mini rose cupcakes

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If you're left worrying that your afternoon tea isn't quite English enough allay your fears with Urvashi's fragrant little cakes, which are scented with rose water and decorated with hundreds and thousands - perfect for eating out in the garden. Mini cakes are an excellent contribution to a tea table, not only looking dainty and delicate but also - ostensibly - preventing everyone from filling up before they've had a chance to try all the wares.

Ingredients

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  • Cupcakes

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp rose water, or 4 for a stronger taste
  • 115g of caster sugar
  • 115g of unsalted butter, soft
  • 115g of self-raising flour
  • For the icing

  • 250g of icing sugar, sifted
  • 80g of unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 tbsp of milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp of rose water, at room temperature
  • pink food colouring
  • hundreds and thousands
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Method

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1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and line the mini muffin tin with cases. Set aside
2
Lightly beat the eggs and rose water together in a large mixing bowl and then add the sugar
3
Whisk the mixture together using the handheld whisk or a free-standing mixer until it is light and fluffy. Add the soft butter a dollop at a time while beating continuously
4
Once the butter is all incorporated, sift in the flour and fold it in carefully until you have a smooth batter
5
Divide the mixture between the 24 cases and bake for about 10-15 minutes until the cakes are golden brown. Take them out of the oven and leave to cool completely
6
While the cakes are baking, place all of the icing ingredients into a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy
7
Pipe or dollop the icing over the cakes and decorate with hundreds and thousands
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