Saturday, 19 April 2014

Curly Wurly Cupcakes


Something is wrong with me. I've suddenly become extremely interested in getting the children into the kitchen and us creating some yummy cakes.

I don't know why as this is often Harvey's way of "helping."



We had some Curly Wurly chocolate bars in the house so we decided to use those up in a cake rather than just eating straight from the packet.


Alyssa's "chocolate" mix

60g unsalted butter
60g caster sugar
50g self-raising flour
10g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg

Harvey's mix

60g butter
45g light soft brown sugar
60g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg

(the original recipe called for 1tbsp golden syrup but we'd used all of that up on pancakes previously so we didn't worry with that bit)

They each had a bowl and had to cream together the butter and sugar. Add in all the rest of the ingredients and beat it altogether.





They then had to put a teaspoon each into their 12 silicone cupcake cases.




"off you go....get all hot and yummy." ~ Harvey

Harvey does like to talk to his cakes. (I suppose it's like some gardeners believing that if you talk to the plants they will grow better.)

I put them into the pre-heated oven at 190c / 170C fan / Gas mark 5.

They spent 20 minutes in there until looked lovely and golden. Allow to cool and remember not to eat any as they need some frosting!

Frosting mixture

1 and a half bars of chopped up Curly Wurly.
3 tbsp double cream
1 tbsp caster sugar
275g icing sugar
75g butter
1 tbsp milk

Melt the Curly Wurly, double cream and cater sugar in a suacepan stirring all the time. That was Harvey's job as it likes to stir. (In more ways than one!)   Leave to cool slightly.

Rb the butter and icing sugar together in a bowl with the back of a wooden spoon. Alyssa's job and she has a question for you all ~ "why does it have to be a wooden spoon?"

Once combined, add the milk and then 1.5tbsp of the Curly Wurly sauce to it. Whisk until lovely and fluffy.

The original recipe calls to pipe the frosting onto the cake but we just "dolloped it" on. You then just need to drizzle over some of the Curly Wurly sauce. Decorate with chopped up bits of another Curly Wurly ...... if you haven't eaten it whilst baking!

WARNING ~ this frosting is incredibly sweet and you do get lots of it on each cake. Next time I may double the amount of cakes for that quantity of frosting.


The original recipe we 'sort of' followed can be found here http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/658608

No avoiding the washing up when you are baking.

37 comments:

  1. Oh my god these look amazing!! Yum!! x

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  2. These look so yummy!x

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  3. Mmm, these look delicious!

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  4. Mmmm I love curly wurlys these look delicious! x

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  5. Oh yummy.

    You will have to show them the spoons experiment (on my blog) lol

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  6. They look wonderful, congrats to the little patissiers :-)

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  7. They look fab! Really original :)

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  8. I love a curly wurly and in a cupcake - even better! Your kids look like they're really enjoying themselves :)

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  9. I love cupcakes and baking with your children is such a good way to get involved.

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  10. they look like fun and its great to have the kids in the kitchen

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  11. They look yummy and it is always great to see children enjoying 'helping' out in the kitchen!

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  12. Delicious looking. I like the sounds of these a lot. Curly Wurly sauce! Yum!

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  13. I love your son' s talking to the cakes, that's so sweet! They sound yummy!!

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  14. Yum! I haven't had a curly wurly in years. x

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  15. Looks really yummy, and the post was really funny :)
    I wish my kids were interested in helping or even "helping" in the kitchen!

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  16. They sound and look amazing! I'm not a massive fan of curly wurlys (bit chewy) but can imagine them being really yummy in a cake!!

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  17. Oh yummy they definitely sounds delicious - I haven't had a curly wurly in ages - I know whats going on the shopping list next week ;) x

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  18. I love curly wurlys when they've been in the fridge and gone really hard. Your recipe looks yummy :-)

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  19. They look lovely and it looks like the kids enjoyed helping too!

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  20. These look delicious. The children looked like they had a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Oh my days! Will you be my mummy - please?

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  22. Kian is addicted to curly wurly's - i must make these for his birthday

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  23. yum yum YUM!!! I love curly wurlys! x

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  24. Haha I love how you'll double the amount of cakes rather than halve the amount of frosting....that's what I'd do as well! :)

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  25. Ooh Emily they look yummy. I love making cakes and big J does too although I think he would rather do 'licking the spoon' than eating the actual cakes. :) thanks again for linking up to #GoldenOldies via www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk

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  26. I'm too distracted by how your blog looks to comment on those lovely cakes (also on diet so trying not to think about the lovely lovely cakes)... your blog looks somewhat familiar! #goldenoldies

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    1. Does it? It's just a generic template from blogger so perhaps other blogs you read look the same?

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  27. That looks so lush! Goodness what a yummy cupcake =) #GoldenOldies

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  28. they look amazing. Love baking with the kiddies even though its a huge mess after #GoldenOldies

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    1. Yes me too. The mess is one large negative though :)

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