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Mini Cupcakes Recipe

SMARTIES® Mini Cupcakes Recipe: These Easy Homemade Treats Are Bound to Become the Family Favourite

Our mini cupcakes recipe with SMARTIES®  is as simple as it is delicious. It’s the perfect chocolatey treat to make with kids, so why not let them decorate the mini cupcakes with their favourite SMARTIES® colours? Impress family and friends with these delightful SMARTIES® mini cupcakes recipe you’ll want to make again and again.

Serving : 16

10 minutes

You'll Need:

55g Light spread

55g Caster sugar

1 Egg, large

½ tsp Vanilla extract

55g Self raising flour

75g Dark chocolate, chopped up

75ml Whipping cream

24g Smarties

Smart Tips to Involve Little Smarty Pants:

Get the little ones involved with this SMARTIES® Mini Cupcakes recipe. They’ll love choosing the SMARTIES® colours to go on top.

  • Each mini cupcake contains:
  • Energy 660kJ 151kcal 8%
  • Fat 9.6g 14%
  • Saturates 1.7g 24%
  • Sugars 9.9g 11%
  • Salt 0.14g 2%

SMARTIES® Mini Cupcakes in Easy Steps

  1. 1

    Put the dark chocolate and the whipping cream into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds on high, stir together until smooth and combined. If the chocolate is not yet fully melted, microwave for a further 10 seconds. Set aside to cool 

  2. 2

    Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan and line a mini cupcake tin with mini cupcake cases 

  3. 3

    To make the cupcakes, use an electric mixer to mix together the light spread and caster sugar for 3 minutes, until fluffy and aerated 

  4. 4

    Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix until combined 

  5. 5

    Add the self raising flour and fold in gently with a spatula or spoon 

  6. 6

    Divide the batter between the cupcake cases, this is easier to do with a piping bag, but you can also use a small spoon 

  7. 7

    Bake the mini cupcakes for 15 minutes, or until risen and lightly golden. Transfer them to a cooling rack and leave to cool fully 

  8. 8

    When you are ready to decorate, use an electric mixer to whisk the ganache for 2 minutes, until it is lighter in colour and has a mousse like texture. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with the nozzle of your choice 

  9. 9

    Pipe the whipped ganache onto each cupcake and decorate with the Smarties 

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