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Great looking, simple cupcakes for any occasion!
Made these a few times - Always get a good reaction...very moreish!

The original recipe has marshmallow centers but it can be quite fiddley, so i usually leave that out and just have marshmallow frosting.

Have included recipe for Vanilla Frosting further down or this could be purchased if your wanting to make this quicker.

Enjoy

**Original Recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook**

Posted by Loopylars from York, England, United Kingdom • Published See Loopylars's 6 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Pre heat your oven to 170oC (325oF) Gas mark 3.

    Line a muffin tray with cases.

  • Step 2

    Put flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a bowl. Original recipe says to use freestanding or hand mixer to combine, but i prefer to rub butter into dry ingredients - less mess. Either way you need a sandy consistancy when done.

  • Step 3

    Gradually pour in half the milk and beat with mixer untill just incorporated.

  • Step 4

    Whisk egg,vanilla and remaining milk together and then add to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.

  • Step 5

    Spoon mixture in to paper cases - 2/3 full and bake for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown. When baked leave to cool on a wire rack.

  • Step 6

    I like to make frosting whilst my cupcakes are baking so you'll need.

    250g Icing Sugar - Sifted
    80g Unsalted Butter - Room Temperature
    25ml Milk
    A few drops of Vanilla Extract

    *Beat icing sugar and butter in a bowl with a hand mixer unit well incorporated.
    *Combine milk and vanilla together in a jug, then gradually add to the icing sugar, whisking all the time on a medium setting.
    *When all the milk is combined, continue to whisk on a higher setting until light and fluffy.
    *A few drops of colour may be added if you wish.

    Stir the mini marshmallows into the frosting for this recipe

  • Step 7

    When the cakes a cool - top with plenty of marshmallow frosting.

    I have decorated the ones above with pink sugar crystals but crumbled digestive biscuits also work well :o)

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Melissa Beth
Melissa Beth · McLean, Virginia, US · 80 projects
I have the same problem with publishing. Sometimes it decides to delete some of my "things you need". Thanks for the correction. I will have to make these soon.
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Loopylars
Loopylars · York, England, GB · 6 projects
Just realised is missing half the ingredients too! Sorry guys am totally new to this and have a feeling my rubbish internet signal is to blame (this is the 3rd attempt at this comment!) Missing items below.

*140g Caster Sugar
*A pinch of Salt
*1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
*200g Mini Marshmallows
* 1 Quantity of Vanilla Frosting
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Loopylars
Loopylars · York, England, GB · 6 projects
arrgh and only half the ingriedients for sme unknown reason. missing items below

*140g Caster Sugar
* A pinch of Salt
*1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
*200g Mini Marshmallows
* 1 quantity of Vanilla Frosting

sorry guys totally new to this and have a feeling it could be due to my rubbish internet signal!
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Loopylars
Loopylars · York, England, GB · 6 projects
argggh and only half of the ingredients!
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Loopylars
Loopylars · York, England, GB · 6 projects
Ive just noticed steps 4 and 5 are the wrong way round!! unsure if i can edit at this stage so apologies!
:o)
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