Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes

I thought I'd show you the baking I did for the Macmillan Cancer Support 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning.  We didn't have our coffee morning on 28th September, we had ours on Friday 5th October.  There are three different buildings where I work and usually all the bakes would be brought together in one of the buildings.  However, staff in the building where I work were having a staff meeting at the time of the coffee morning, so I agree to keep my bakes in our building so they could make their donations and enjoy the baking.  I'm pleased to say that the cakes raised £30 and along with the sale of raffle tickets and some additional donations, we raised a total of £85.


Mini Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes
I made some teeny tiny cakes for those who wanted a small sweet treat.
Rum and Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies
This cookie recipe is in the Great British Bake Off book 2. I used Old Jamaica chocolate which is a dark chocolate with rum and raisins. These were very popular especially with men!
Lorraine Pascale's Party Time Chocolate Fridge Cake
These sweet treats went down well at the coffee morning,  adding maltesers to a chocolate 'tiffin' recipe is a great idea from Lorraine Pascale and the recipe is in the 'Little Book of Treats' sold by Marks and Spencer on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cupcakes

for 12-16 cupcakes

180g (6 1/2oz) pitted and chopped dates
180ml (6 1/2 fl oz) boiling water
80g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened
150g (5 1/2oz) soft brown sugar
2 large eggs
180g (6 1/2) plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp salt
1tsp vanilla extract

for the buttercream
75g (3oz) butter, softened
225g (8oz) icing sugar, sieved
3 tbsp milk

for the decoration
Toffee or fudge pieces

1. Place the chopped dates in a bowl, pour over the boiling water and leave to soak for about 20 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F, Gas 5 and line a muffin tin with cases
3. Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy.  Break in the eggs, one at a time and mix well.
4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the egg and butter mixture and mix until the batter is smooth.
5.  Add the vanilla extract to the date mixture, add this and mix by hand until evenly dispersed.
6.  Fill each case about 2/3 full with the mixture.
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until risen and springy to the touch.  Leave to cool slightly before removing from the tin and place on a wire rack to col completely before icing.

Buttercream
1. Place all the ingredients together in a bowl and beat until they are smooth and blended, about 2-3 minutes.
2. Fill a piping bag and using a Wilton 1M star nozzle, pipe from outside to the centre of the buns.
3. Decorate  with toffee or fudge pieces



12 comments:

  1. They look lovely Janice - it always amazes me that dates are in sticky toffee desserts - you never ever taste them!

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  2. I think I would have had to have a bit of everything, they all look so good. Well done for raising so much money too, that is a fantastic result.

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  3. so lovely... I love the teeny weeny ones too... I think 'sticky toffee' just has to be one of those foolproof nostalgia food themes that is unbeatable... they look gorgeous anyhoo x

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  4. WELL DONE Janice, what a wonderful spread and I love the little squares, very tempting! Karen

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  5. Well done Janice, they all look gorgeous and I'd have been very tempted to have one of each. I didn't know Old Jamaica was still going - used to love it.

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  6. Oh wow! I would have spent a fortune. They all look so good. Don't know which I would want to try first! Well done on such a good collection :)

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  7. What a tempting collection of cakes and cookies. I haven't had sticky toffee pudding for ages and imagine that a cupcake with these flavours would be just delicious :)x

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  8. They all look great Janice - I reckon your version of Lorraine's fridge cake looks better than the version in the booklet! Congrats on raising a great amount for charity, very impressive with only a few people to sell to - I'm sure they appreciated your cakes!

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  9. How beautiful do those cakes look?! I Love sticky toffee pudding so these are definately a MUST MAKE!

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  10. These cupcakes look lovely! Well done on raising such a good amount!

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  11. What lovely looking cupcakes...and certainly a worthy cause! I love the idea of sticky toffee in a cake! :-)

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I love to read your comments and try to reply when I can, please let me know if you make one of my recipes or if you have any questions I will try to answer them. Janice

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