Jammie Dodger Cupcakes

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As it was Valentine’s Day this week it was only right to make cute Jammie Dodger Cupcakes…

So, as I made the cakes with my friend, Liv  it was kind of easier to make them as I made the cakes and she had the hard task of making the buttercream so it was good enough to pipe.

HOWEVER you can just buy Betty Crockers’ vanilla frosting, put it into a plastic freezer/sandwich bag and pipe away

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes (makes 12 small cupcakes)

  • 110g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Mini Jammie Dodger biscuits

Buttercream

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

(We KIND of used these measurements for the buttercream but I guess it’s okay to improvise as you gotta make it thick)

METHOD

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.

2. For the buttercream icing, beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth. (I suggest that you make the buttercream first as it took Liv quite a long time and you can just leave it in the fridge ready to be piped)

3. Then add the remaining icing sugar with two tablespoons of the milk, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

4. Stir in the teaspoon of vanilla extract into the smooooth buttercream.

4. For the cupcakes, add all of the ingredients to one bowl and mix (I’m not sure if this 100% right but it worked for me and it was super quick and easy)

5. Spoon the cake mixture into the cupcake cases and place into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. When the cakes are ready, place them on a cooling rack.

6. Once the cakes are cool, inject some strawberry jam into the top of the cakes (we used a sringe).

7. Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag/sandwich bag and pipe the icing using a spiral motion onto the cupcakes to make a large swirl.

8. FINALLY place the mini Jammie Dodger biscuits onto the buttercream to make the cakes look super cute.

ENJOY 🙂

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