Made from our “Other National Drink”
Right, by this point you are probably thinking that I have completely lost it ….. and you may not be far wrong but my kids happen to think these are a stroke of utter genius!!!
Two of my kids favourite ever treats – cake and Irn Bru in one fabulous, fluorescent and sugar laden feast. Ah well – they are only young once
(If Irn Bru is not available in your location – why not try Tizer or orange aid instead.)
Today they come off on holiday for two weeks (we still get “agricultural” holidays up here and this is the annual “tattie howkin'” holiday) – or potato harvesting for those that don’t speak the local vernacular.
So a spot of “baking and being the best Mummy around was called for” – but have had the day to end all’s with work today so was looking for something quick that punched above its weight …………………….. and this ticked all my boxes.
One of the fabbie gifts in the party bags from the MADS was this from one of the sponsors Appliances Online:
I sort of sussed that it was a baking mix – but don’t have a reader on my phone – but the mystery was soon solved when I was directed here where the method was explained clearly.
But seriously – how much time do you think they spent filling these jars for all the MAd Bloggers – attention to detail or what????
So in the jar was
- 65g sugar
- 60g light brown sugar
- 125g SR flour
- 25g chocolate chips
IN THE BOWL
- 125g butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
BTW – there is still time to make your own for your Christmas baking.
Using the “all in one method” – haven’t I come over all Mary Berry??? Take your electric beater and beat everything together really well for 2 minutes – that’s it, really simple.
Pass the beaters over to your “helper” who comes running for the “lickie lickie’s” anytime he hears the beaters go on.
Recipe should make 12 cupcakes – I got 11 so I have been a little generous in my filling of the cases…………. or maybe my helper helped himself a little too happily????
Bake at 180 for 15 minutes until a strand of raw spaghetti comes out clean from the middle.
Remove from tray and allow to cool on a rack whilst you make the frosting.
IRN BRU FROSTING
- 250g icing sugar – sieved
- 125g butter
- 2 tbsp Irn-Bru
- Red and yellow food colouring
Beat the butter till soft and then gradually beat in the icing sugar and the Irn Bru until a soft butter icing is formed.
Colour as much as you dare to a delicate “Irn Bru” shade. (That’s “irony” BTW – and that is the worst pun I have ever used in mixed company!!!!)
Pipe or spread on top of your cupcakes.
How is that for a Friday night treat???? Wanna see mine???
That’s Irn Bru with a splash of “something something!” – don’t tell the kids though
So don’t take this too seriously my dears – not “Grown Up” cooking in the least – just a bit of silliness to ease us into the weekend – but the boys loved them.
So what is your family’s favourite baking treat – do you go “modern” or “retro” ??