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12

Chocolate & beetroot cupcakes topped with a white chocolate & vodka ganache!
Tom loves to watch the F1 so I always try to bake him something inspired by the country that each race is held in. This week it was Russian, so I made some borsch inspired cupcakes.

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  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Blitz together the beetroots, eggs, oil and vanilla in a blender until smooth.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Mix the beetroot mixture into the flour and mix in the dark chocolate fudge sauce.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Line a cupcake tray with cupcake cases and fill each case with batter.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bake at 180'C for 20 minutes.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Leave the cupcakes to cool.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 7
    Step 7

    To make the icing, whisk together the butter and icing sugar until combined.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Melt the white chocolate and mix in the vodka.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Whisk the melted chocolate into the icing sugar.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use a fuse tool or bag sealer to fuse a line down the middle of a piping bag.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fill one side of the piping bag with half of the ganache.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 12
    Step 12

    Add a few drops of red food colouring to the other half of the ganache.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fill the other side of the piping bag with red ganache.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 14
    Step 14

    Trim the bottom of the bag with a pair of scissors.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pipe a blob of ganache on to the top of each cupcake.

  • How to bake a cupcake. Borsch Cupcakes - Step 16
    Step 16

    Sprinkle with star sprinkles and serve.

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