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Gluten free Jaffa cupcakes

My friend loves jaffa cakes, so for her birthday I made some gluten free jaffa cake inspired cupcakes, a moist vanilla cupcake with an orange jelly centre, swirled with a double chocolate chip cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with orange crunch.

Gluten Free

12 Cupcakes

Method

Vanilla jaffa cupcakes

  1. Make up jelly as instructed on pack but halve the amount of water they suggest to use

  2. Pour into a deep tray and place in fridge to set

  3. Preheat oven to 160-180 deg C (325-350 deg F)

  4. Line muffin tray with paper cases

  5. Beat butter, eggs, vanilla extract and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture turns a pale colour

  6. Stir in flour and milk

  7. Divide mixture among cases

  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until cakes bounce back when lightly pressed

  9. Place cakes on a wire rack to cool

  10. When cakes are completely cold, remove the centre of the cupcake using a cupcake corer

  11. Cut off 2cm from top of removed cake core

  12. Using the cupcake corer, cut a tube of orange jelly and place in centre of cake

  13. Place 2cm top of cake core on top of jelly

  14. Repeat with rest of cakes

Double chocolate cream cheese frosting

  1. Beat the butter until super soft and creamy

  2. Add the cream cheese and beat until well combined

  3. Add the sifted icing sugar and cocoa powder, beat until you have a soft, well combined icing

  4. Add the chocolate flakes and beat till well combined.

To decorate

  1. Spoon the double chocolate cream cheese frosting into a piping bag with a star nozzle attached

  2. Pipe frosting in a swirl on top of the cakes

  3. Sprinkle with glitter and orange crunch sprinkles

Ingredients

Vanilla jaffa cupcakes

  • 1 pack orange jelly

  • 125g butter

  • 2 large eggs

  • 0.5 tsp vanilla (extract)

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 150g gluten free self raising flour

  • 60ml milk (semi skimmed)

Double chocolate cream cheese frosting

To Decorate

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