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Do kids ever say “NO” to tea parties with M&M cookies and
You will always get thunders of “YES!!” with a broad smile across
their tiny faces, beaming from ear to ear.
A few years ago, I had bought a box of soft and delicious M & M
cupcakes from a bakery shop.
Honestly, that was the only bakery shop in town that sells M&M
cupcakes , generously scattered with colorful M& M chocolates
over the top.
I wasn’t the only customer who had grabbed 12 cupcakes per box.
Can you imagine 3 shelves of cupcakes were gone in 5 minutes??
My kids fell in love with these cupcakes, especially the M&M
They were actually picking out the chocolates, enjoying the
chocolaty taste before eating the whole cupcake!
I have been searching high and low for these cupcakes but none
of the bakery shops sell anymore of them.
I had asked the manager of the previous bakery shop why they
aren’t baking M&M cupcakes anymore.
The reason was the cost of M&M chocolates are too high for
them to bear.
By including the additional cost of these chocolates, the
cupcakes would cost an extra dollar for each unit.
Honestly, that is way too expensive for a cupcake.
Yesterday, I had finally found several sites that featured M&M
Majority of the recipes required too many steps that I found not
necessary to follow.
Hence, I excluded some of the steps and blend in with my
regular cake recipe steps instead.
Surprisingly, these modified cupcake recipe turned out sweet,
buttery,delicious and fluffy!
My son took a few of the M&M cupcakes to school for lunch and came back with an empty lunch box.
He said that his friends were praising of his unique lunch and even stole a few bites from the cupcakes!
So, what’s the catch ?
Use your creative imagination to mix match ingredients with
your kid’s favorite chocolate candies to create fun and colorful
Here is the recipe for M&M Cupcakes that I would like to share
Prep time: 10 min
Baking time: 45 min
Yield: 15-20 cupcakes
- 80g M&M milk chocolate,
- 300g superfine flour,
- 4tsp baking powder,
- 5tsp bicarbonate of soda,
- 200g butter,cut into small cubes,
- (original= 250g)
- 150 caster sugar, ( original = 200g)
- zest of two oranges,
- 2tsp orange juice (box packing)
- 200g sour cream,
- 3 eggs,lightly beaten.
Some vanilla frosting and some M&M milk chocolate.
Step by Step Instructions:
Heat oven to I80C, Line patty tins with paper cups.
Sieve flour together with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
Put the flour mixture into a food processor together with butter
and pulse until it resembles breadcrumbs.
(If using hands,rub butter into flour until it resembles
Add in sugar, orange rind, orange juice, sour cream and eggs.
Pulse until mixture becomes smooth.
If you are beating by hand, use a whisk to beat all the remaining
ingredients until smooth
Stir in M&M chocolates ans spoon mixture into paper cups,
Do not fill up to the brim of the paper cups as it will overflow.
Bake for 30-45 min until the cupcakes turned brown-golden color.
Leave in the oven for another 10 min.
Spread a tsp of vanilla frosting onto the baked cupcakes and
sprinkle a few M&M chocolates over it.
Start indulging now !
Tips to share:
- Replace orange juice with freshly squeeze orange juice
- Replace sour cream with yogurt
- Replace superfine flour and bicarbonate soda with Self Raising Flour
- Reduce butter and sugar
- Replace sugar with brown sugar
- If you do not plan to bake 20 cupcakes, freeze up half of
the cupcake batter into the freezer.
Alternatively, you could reduce the measurement of all ingredients into halves.
So, what is your favorite cupcake flavor?
What ingredient do you prefer to include into your cupcakes?
Do share with me your suggestions.
Enjoy baking cupcakes !
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