These polka dot cupcakes are perfect for children’s parties, bake sales or just for impressing your friends and family at a picnic or party. Because of the beautiful polka dot design, they won’t need to be frosted which makes them the perfect treat for littler ones or those who want a treat that isn’t too naughty!!
YOU WILL NEED
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
3 large eggs (whites only)
2 teaspoons vanilla
⅔ cup milk
Food colouring of your choice
Heat your oven to 180C and line 9 muffin pans with paper baking cups.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Place 1 cup sugar and butter in a separate bowl and mix until creamy, add your eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
Add your flour mixture and milk alternately, beating softly until mixed.
Reserve a small amount of your batter and tint with the food colouring of your choice.
Spoon your untinted batter into your baking cups.
Place your tinted batter into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip (or snip one corner of a freezer-bag).
Pipe small polka dots onto your plain cupcake batter.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a cake comes out with moist crumbs.
Allow the cakes to cool completely and devour!