FOOD

Friend Of Dorothy Cupcakes

Glittery goodness with a surprise rainbow center. Perfect for long walks on the yellow brick road.

FOOD

Friend Of Dorothy Cupcakes

Glittery goodness with a surprise rainbow center. Perfect for long walks on the yellow brick road.

Ingredients

  • 175 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 225 grams caster sugar
  • 175 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 175 milliliters milk
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Edible glitter

Steps

  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160C (320F) or 180C (356F) for a conventional oven. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the food coloring, plain flour, salt, bicarb soda and sugar. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well! Add the softened butter there is no butter visible and it's well incorporated into the dry.
  3. Next, add milk and eggs in a jug and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible. Scrape down the bowl and mix for another 20 seconds.
  5. Fill each paper 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons). Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  6. Mix a batch of yellow, red, blue, purple and green frosting, and put each in a piping bag, plus another bag of red buttercream. Hollow the inside of the cupcake with a piping tip, and fill in the rainbow layers of frosting, and surround this with a swirl of red buttercream.
  7. Top with edible red glitter.