William Drabble reimagines victoria sponge in cupcake form, complete with a decoration of fresh berries. This dazzling recipe is perfect for kids and can be achieved in under an hour

Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake papers and set aside
2.
In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until light and creamy
VideoVideo: Cream butter and sugar
Room for a little one
Kids of all ages should be able to complete this simple step
3.
Sift in the flour and baking powder, then add the eggs one at a time. Mix the ingredients together until they form a smooth batter - take care not to overmix
4.
Sprinkle some blueberries into the bottom of each cupcake paper, then spoon the batter up to halfway
Tasty trivia
This famous cake was named after Queen Victoria who was apparently a real fan of the combination of sponge, cream and fruit
5.
Bake the cupcakes at 170°C for 10-15 minutes, until lightly brown and they spring back if you lightly press them with your finger
6.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and leave to cool
7.
Meanwhile, prepare the buttercream. Mix together the butter, sugar and milk until smooth
8.
Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag. Pipe the icing on top of the cold cupcakes and decorate with the fruit
VideoVideo: Ice a cupcake
Room for a little one
Time for the little helpers to shine! Why not hold a competition for the most creatively designed cupcake, the winner gets an extra one
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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 100g of self-raising flour
  • 1 pinch of baking powder
  • 100g of butter
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs

Buttercream

  • 75g of butter, softened
  • 150g of icing sugar, sieved
  • 1 dash of milk

Topping

Equipment

  1. Cupcake papers
  2. Piping bag and nozzle
  3. Muffin tin

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

238
12%

Sugars

22g
24%

Fat

13g
18%

Saturates

7g
37%

Salt

122mg
2%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
Victoria sponge is redesigned in cupcake form by chef William Drabble. Fresh fruit is used to decorate these captivating cupcakes

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