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Marshmallow Cupcakes

This recipe is taken from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook; another must-have!

For the cupcakes
120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
45g unsalted butter, at room temperature
120ml whole milk
1 egg
¼ tsp vanilla extract
12 medium pink marshmallows
200g mini marshmallows

For the frosting:
1 quantity vanilla frosting

* Preheat the oven to 170°C / gas mark 3.
* Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat on slow speed until you get a sandy consistency and everything is combined. Gradually pour in half the milk and beat until the milk is just incorporated.
* Whisk the egg, vanilla extract and remaining milk together in a separate bowl for a few seconds, then pour into the flour mixture and continue beating until just incorporated (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula). Continue mixing for a couple more minutes until the mixture is smooth. Do not overmix.
* Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for 20–25 minutes, or until light golden and the sponge bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean.
* Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
* Put the medium marshmallows in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave until melted and smooth.
* When the cupcakes are cold, hollow out a small section in the centre of each one and fill with a dollop of melted marshmallow. Leave to cool.
* Stir the mini marshmallows into the vanilla frosting by hand until evenly dispersed.
* Spoon the frosting on top of the cupcakes

Marshmallow Fridge Cake

This is one of my favourite recipes ever ever ever!  It’s so ridiculously easy to make, and is a total crowd pleaser!  Whenever i’m invited to a party, i’m always asked “please bring some of your yummy malteser/marshmallow thing!”

100g butter
6 tbsps golden syrup
250g cooking chocolate (milk)
200g crushed digestive biscuits
200g crushed Maltesers
2x handfulls mini marshmallows

Melt the butter, the golden syrup and chocolate over a low heat. When it’s all melted, take off the heat and add the crushed digestive biscuits and crushed Maltesers.  Add the mini marshmallows at the last minute.  Pour into a square, lined baking tin.  Push in a few loose Maltesers and top with hundreds and thousands!  Chill in the fridge then cut up into small squares.  

Keep in the fridge (although it will not last for long!)

You can use white chocolate instead of milk chocolate… you can get white chocolate Maltesers and it works SO well!  Adding some peppermint essence  gives it a little something extra too…!

Let me know how you get on… x