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SMARTIES® Cupcakes - a fun treat that can’t help but make you happy

Our SMARTIES® Cupcake recipe brings a colourful twist on a traditional cupcake. The mesmerising rainbow swirls make a great show-stopper for parties with friends and family and will definitely impress kids too. Follow the steps below for these deliciously colourful cupcakes.

Serving : 18

(29g per cupcake)

60 minutes

You'll Need:

43g White SMARTIES® Buttons

100g light spread

100g caster sugar

150g self-raising flower, sieved

2 medium eggs

1tsp drops of vanilla essence (4.2g)

125g icing sugar

15ml warm water

2 drops of natural food colouring of your choice (4.2g)

18 cupcake cases

Smart Tips to Involve Little Smarty Pants:

Kids will love choosing the icing colour for these SMARTIES® cupcakes. Why not mix it up and create a rainbow!

  • Each cupcake contains:
  • Energy 511kJ 121kcal 6%
  • Fat 3.2g 5%
  • Saturates 1.0g 5%
  • Sugars 7.5g 8%
  • Salt 0.18g 3%

SMARTIES® Cupcake Recipe in Easy Steps

  1. 1

    Heat oven to 180°C/392F/Gas mark 6 and place the cupcakes cases into the cupcake baking tray.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl add the baking spread, flour, sugar and vanilla extract. Then beat in the eggs lightly with a handheld electric mixer until evenly mixed.

  3. 3

    Divide the mixture evenly into 18 cupcake cases.

  4. 4

    Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top. Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.

  5. 5

    Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and gradually add warm water until the icing becomes thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

  6. 6

    Split the icing into thirds and add to separate bowls. Colour each bowl of icing with natural food colouring.

  7. 7

    Carefully spoon one colour of icing down one side of a piping bag. Add the second colour of icing down another side and finish the same with the third colour of icing.

  8. 8

    Pipe swirls of icing on top of each cupcake.

  9. 9

    Finish decorating with 1 white SMARTIES® Button on each cupcake.

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