Saturday 22 September 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes #anchorrewardsclub

Thanks to BritMums and Anchor I'm excited to share this sponsored post with you and tell you about anchor's new reward club........and share a wonderful recipe with you.

Silicone Cupcake cases and Cake Tin - Kitchenware from The Anchor Rewards Club 

Anchor has just launched a brand new loyalty scheme – The Anchor Rewards Club –  where you can collect points to exchange for must-have kitchenware items (cake tins, silicone cases, butter dishes, tea towels) and dining out discount vouchers.
Simply collect points by entering codes found on special packs of Anchor Butter, Anchor Spreadable and Anchor Lighter Spreadable and enter them here to redeem your kitchen goodies and other great rewards

Now for the Recipe.......ROYAL CUPCAKES

Chocolate Cupcakes made in Anchor Silicone Cupcake Cases 


130g Anchor® butter softened
130g caster sugar
My boy's had fun making the cupcakes
3 eggs
180g plain flour, plus 1 tbsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Vanilla buttercream:
100g Anchor® butter softened
200g icing sugar
few drops lemon juice
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp whole milk
1 tsp cocoa powder


1 Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4; line a 12-hole muffin tin with cases. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with electric beaters for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in 1 tbsp flour. Now tip half the mixture into a separate bowl.

2 For the vanilla cupcakes, beat the vanilla extract and 2 tbsp milk into one half of the batter. Then fold through 90g flour and ½(half) tsp baking powder. Divide the mixture between 6 of the muffin cases.

Time to ice the Cupcakes
3 For the chocolate cupcakes beat the milk into the second bowl of batter. Then fold through the cocoa and the remaining 90g flour and ½(half) tsp baking powder. Divide the mixture between the remaining 6 muffin cases.

4 Bake all the cupcakes for 20 minutes, then cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

5 To make the buttercream, using electric beaters, beat together the butter and icing sugar for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla extract. Warm the milk in the microwave and pour into the bowl; beat until you have a smooth, creamy icing. You can also add food colouring to half the icing.

6 Pipe or swirl the buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes, then decorate as desired.

Chocolate cupcakes fit for a queen.
Serves:12 Cooking time:20 minutes Preparing time:30 minutes.

This recipe is from Anchor Dairy Recipes I adjusted the recipe by adding cocoa powder to the buttercream.

Cooked...Cooled...Decorated...Ready to Eat.
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I'm working with Anchor to promote their brands and new Rewards Club, find out how you can get some of their Kitchenware as well as more prizes.