Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sticky Date Cupcakes

(makes about 18 cupcakes)

1 1/4 cup dates
1 1/2 cup self-raising flour
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
60g butter
2 eggs


  1. Place dates and water in a small saucepan. Simmer until mixture thickens (the dates will break down to a mush). 
  2. Take off the heat and add bicarb. Quickly mix well (the mixture will froth up and have a lot of air in it). Add butter in and mix well. 
  3. Add eggs and sugar. 
  4. Fold in flour.
  5. Place mixtute in prepared cupcake cases in a muffin tin. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Add icing and decorate.

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