Hot cross cupcakes

30 Mar

Hot cross cupcakes

My second instalment of Easter cupcakes!  Although these ones look really lame compared to the Easter egg cupcakes, they taste SO good!

I used a basic buttercake as the base and added a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon and mixed spice, as well as about half a cup of sultanas and a tablespoon of brown sugar.

Hot cross cupcakes


I also added a glaze:


  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


  • Put sugar and water in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved
  • Bring to the boil and then boil for 5 minutes
  • Brush on whilst still warm

Hot cross cupcakes


The cross is just made from water and icing sugar. No idea how much of each – enough so that it holds it shape…  It needed a large ration of icing sugar to water and I put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds just to soften it up, because the icing sugar wasn’t mixing in.  But without it, it wasn’t firm enough.

Next, I ruined the effect of the glaze by sprinkling some cinnamon sugar over the cupcakes (mixture of cinnamon and caster sugar, to taste).  So it wasn’t nice and shiny, but far out, it totally makes these cakes.  I think they could have been a bit boring without it.

Hot cross cupcakes



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