Recipe for snowman cupcakes
140 g flour
140 g sugar
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt
140 g butter, softened
2 tbsp milk
250 ml cream
1 sachet of custard powder
Mini sugar-coated chocolate beans to decorate
Coconut flakes to sprinkle
18 large marshmallows for the snowmen
Black food colouring for the snowmen
For the cupcakes
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C top and bottom heat (165°C fan oven), place the wire shelf in the middle of the oven and fill a 12-cup muffin tray with winter-themed cupcake cases.
The next part happens quickly: put the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large bowl and mix them together using a whisk. Chop the softened butter into small cubes and add these, along with the eggs, to the rest of the ingredients.
Use a hand blender to mix the dough for around 1 minute. Finally, add the milk and mix it in briefly. Fill the cupcake cases until they are around ⅔ full. An ice cream scoop makes it easier to distribute the dough.
Quickly pop the cupcakes into the oven, where they should bake for 20 minutes. To make sure the cupcakes are fully baked, simply pierce one of them in the middle using a toothpick. If there is no dough on the toothpick once it is removed, the cupcakes are ready. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
For the topping
Beat the cream and the custard powder in a large bowl using a hand blender until the mixture is stiff. Put the mixture into a piping bag (ideally) or a freezer bag and cut off a bottom corner.
Decorate the cooled cupcakes with little mounds of topping. If you prefer an even finish, simply use a table knife to smooth the topping.
For the snowmen: cut one marshmallow widthways using scissors and place another marshmallow on the long side. Dip the toothpick into the food colouring and paint on eyes and buttons. Distribute the mini sugar-coated chocolate beans around the edge of the cupcake and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
Finally, stand the snowmen upright and enjoy a delicious cupcake.
‘Hi, my name is Kevin, and I’ve been blogging for three years now on my own little platform, “Law of Baking”. I’m actually studying law in Austria, and to take the edge off my very stressful studies, I love to get in front of the oven and bake. From cakes and tarts to cupcakes and cookies – everything a sweet tooth desires. In my new book “Süßes Brot” (Sweet Bread), I was able to turn my passion into practice.’