Step 1
Preheat the oven to 160C 320F/ Gas Mark 3

Step 2
Add Trex, sugar, flour, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest to a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Step 3
Pour the mixture in to 12 cases and bake for 25 minutes before removing and leaving to cool.

Step 4
For the filling, add mulled wine and cornflour to a pan. Heat gently, and whisk continuously until it thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Step 5
Use an apple corer to remove the middle of the cupcakes, keeping hold of the removed centre. Add a spoonful of the mulled wine blend filling to replace the sponge pieces.

Step 6
For the roux frosting, whisk the flour and sugar for a few minutes before adding milk. Bring to a simmer on a medium heat, ensuring the mixture doesn’t burn. Pour in to a bowl and cover with cling film, then place in the fridge to cool. Whisk the Trex in a mixer before then adding the flour mixture in to the Trex mixture a little at a time until light and fluffy, adding the vanilla and salt for flavouring. Add the food colouring to create the festive look.

Step 7
Decorate with red currants and festive creations.

Mulled Wine Cupcakes

Mulled Wine Cupcakes

Winter warming cupcakes, the flavours are perfect for any Christmas celebrations.

12

Serves: 12

60
MINS

Bake Time: 60 mins

FOR GROWN UPS TO BAKE ONLY

INGREDIENTS

120g5 oz Trex
150g6 oz Caster sugar
150g6 oz Self-raising flour
33 Medium eggs
2tbsp2tbsp Milk
Few drops of vanilla extract
1tsp1tsp Ground ginger
1⁄4tsp1⁄4tsp Ground cloves
1⁄2tsp1⁄2tsp Ground cinnamon
Zest of 1 orange

Icing

240ml8 Fl oz Milk
60g2 oz Plain flour
Pinch salt
110g4.5 oz Trex
220g9 oz Caster sugar
1tsp1tsp Vanilla extract
Red food colouring

Filling

200ml7 Fl oz Mulled wine
11⁄2tbsp11⁄2tbsp Cornflour

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 160C 320F/ Gas Mark 3

Step 2
Add Trex, sugar, flour, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and orange zest to a bowl and whisk until smooth.

Step 3
Pour the mixture in to 12 cases and bake for 25 minutes before removing and leaving to cool.

Step 4
For the filling, add mulled wine and cornflour to a pan. Heat gently, and whisk continuously until it thickens. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

Step 5
Use an apple corer to remove the middle of the cupcakes, keeping hold of the removed centre. Add a spoonful of the mulled wine blend filling to replace the sponge pieces.

Step 6
For the roux frosting, whisk the flour and sugar for a few minutes before adding milk. Bring to a simmer on a medium heat, ensuring the mixture doesn’t burn. Pour in to a bowl and cover with cling film, then place in the fridge to cool. Whisk the Trex in a mixer before then adding the flour mixture in to the Trex mixture a little at a time until light and fluffy, adding the vanilla and salt for flavouring. Add the food colouring to create the festive look.

Step 7
Decorate with red currants and festive creations.

BAKE MODE