I’m loving this series of The Great British Bake Off, as are most of you guys judging by the #GBBO chat on Twitter every Tuesday night
Not only can you watch the show on your TV on a Tuesday night and buy the Showstoppers recipe book that goes alongside it (it’s brilliant, I have it), you can now also get the Great British Bake Off App which has just been launched. The App is great and features stacks of easy to find, easy to follow recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Well worth checking out.
To celebrate the launch of the App, myself and nine other bloggers will be blogging a recipe each week over the ten week series and this week, it’s my turn so I’ve made some cherry bakewell cupcakes.
Cherry Bakewell Cup Cakes
For the cup cakes you need:
150g unsalted butter (very soft)
150g caster sugar
100g self raising flour
60g ground almonds
3 large eggs, beaten at room temperature
1 tablespoon of milk
4 tablespoons raspberry jam
For the icing you will need:
250g icing sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
12 glace cherries
- Preheat the oven to 190 c / 375 f / gas 5
- Beat the butter with an electric mixture until it’s creamy.
- Add all of the other ingredients for the cupcakes except for the jam and beat again until it’s light and creamy.
- Spoon the mixture into 12 cup cake cases and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until they’re golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Using an apple corer or a teaspoon , remove the centre of each cake to about two thirds of the way down.
- Stir the jam until it’s slightly runny and then fill each hole with jam. Don’t overfill though – I did and a few of mine are more like Jam doughnuts!
- To make the icing sugar, mix the icing sugar into a mixing bowl with enough of the lemon juice to make a thick, but spoonable and runny icing. Set aside.
- Spoon the icing over each cake to flood the surface until the icing reaches the top of the cupcake case.
- Add a cherry to the top and leave to set.
As part of the launch, each of the bloggers taking part in the recipe challenges will be allocated a letter that they will be icing on to the top of their cake – what do you think mine is?