Queen Elizabeth’s royal pastry chefs have paid tribute to the British monarch on her 94th birthday, by sharing a sweet cupcake recipe on social media.
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Taking toInstagram, the culinary expertsshared a special recipefor the delicious goodies, along with a carousel of images of the finished product.
“Happy birthday to Her Majesty!” the chefs captioned the photos, which included all three versions of the treats expertly decorated with fondant icing and regal embellishment.
Queen Elizabeth’s (pictured) royal pastry chefs have paid tribute to the British monarch on her 94th birthday, by sharing a sweet cupcake recipe on social media.
The message continued: “To celebrate The Queen's birthday we are sharing a chocolate cupcake recipe from The Royal Pastry Chefs.
“If you or a loved one are celebrating a special occasion during isolation why not treat yourself to some #RoyalBakes,” the captioned read.
Enthusiastic fans and avid bakers were quick to take to Instagram to comment on the recipe, with one person writing: “Beautiful! Almost too beautiful to eat... almost…”
Another person added: “Thank you! It’s absolutely wonderful that you share your yummie secrets with us.”
A third person added: “Happy, Happy Birthday with lots of love and health and wellbeing.”
Taking to Instagram, the Queen's chefs shared a special recipe for the delicious goodies, along with a carousel of images of the finished product.
(serves approximately 15)
50ml vegetable oil
60g butter (melted and cool)
5ml of vanilla essence
250g of self-raising flour
75 of cocoa powder
300g caster sugar
10g bicarbonate of soda
100g white chocolate chips
(Alternatively use iced fondant)
90g of high percentage dark chocolate
125g icing sugar
As a special treat for the Queen's 94th birthday, Her Majesty's royal chefs created three bespoke cupcakes.
Method:1. Preheat the oven to 150 C
2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl
3. Whisk the eggs in a separate jug, with the vanilla essence, melted butter, oil, milk and vinegar
4. Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry mixture, little by little
5. Ensure the batter is smooth with no lumps
6. Finally add the chocolate chips (alternatives could be nuts, dried fruit)
7. Lay the cupcake cases onto a tray
8. Use a metal spoon to equally divide the mixture into the cases
9. Bake for around 15-18 minutes, take out of the oven when golden and springy on touch
10. Leave to cool
Buttercream icing method:1. Cream the sugar and butter together, until light and creamy
2. Add in the warm melted chocolate
3. If you have a piping bag to hand, pipe the icing on the top of cakes for decoration (otherwise gently use a teaspoon or small spatula to ice)
Royal icing method:
1. If decorating with royal icing, roll the icing out and cut into circular disks
2. Lay the disc over the cupcake and mould to required shape
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