It’s defiantly got colder and this makes me want to stay at home and eat both biscuits and cakes and stay in my bed all day, so I had a look on Pinterest for some inspiration on a biscuit and cake cupcake! Jamie dodgers remind me of my childhood so I thought I would put them both together!
It’s simply a vanilla cupcake base with jam in the middle, a vanilla butter icing with a Jammie dodger on top! Easy peasy, but looks quite impressive, great some parties etc!
Here I have used muffin cases to get the good large sized cupcake.
The ingredients are:
240g plain flour
280g caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
80g unsalted butter
240ml whole milk
1tsp vanilla extract
mini Jammie Dodgers (about 14)
For the icing
500g icing sugar
160g unsalted butter
50ml whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Firstly preheat your oven to 170C and line your muffin tray with the muffin cases.
Put the flour, sugar, butter, salt and baking powder in a bowl and mix together with a freestanding mixer, until everything is combined and appears sandy in texture. Gradually poor in half the milk and mix.
Whisk the egg, vanilla extract and remaining milk in a smaller separate bowl for a few seconds then add into the flour mixture and continue beating until all mixed together.
Spoon the mixture evenly into the cases, until they are about 2/3 full and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Then turn out onto a wired cooling rack.
Whilst the cakes are cooling make your vanilla icing by beating the icing sugar and butter together, then turn the mixer down and add the milk and vanilla extract a few spoonfuls at a time. Once all mixed together turn up your mixer and beat for about 5 minutes, the longer the frosting is beaten for the fluffier and lighter it becomes. Then prepare your frosting into a piping bag. I have used a star shaped nozzle.
Now your cakes are cooler, with a sharpe small knife cut a round 1 inch section out of your cupcakes for the jam to go into.
Remember to keep the tops as you will be putting them back shortly. Now spoon a teaspoon of jam into each cupcake then put the top of the cupcake that you set aside back on top.
Now with your prepared frosting in the piping bag, pipe an equal amount of frosting on top of each cupcake, I started in the centre and swirled around in circles until I reached the outside.
Then simply place your Jammie Dodgers on top!