Valentines Day is nearly upon us… All those flowers… All those chocolates… All that jewellery (if you are lucky!).

Why not show how much you care with some gorgeous little home made treats? Get the little ones involved, they will be absolutely delighted when they have created something completely unique and thoughtful.  A lovely gift for daddy, mummy, grandparents or a best friend.

Love is all you need!

Only Roses Mini Cupcakes

Cake:

  • 4oz butter
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp rosewater or
  • 5 drops rose essence

Frosting:

  • 2oz butter
  • 1oz cream cheese
  • 6oz icing sugar
  • 2 drops rosewater (to taste)
  • pink  food colouring
  • decorations of choice

You will need:

  • 36 mini cupcake cases
  • Mini cupcake baking tray
  •  Warm the oven to 160degrees

Method:

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Gently beat in eggs, one at a time until you have a light creamy consistency
  • Sift in the flour and carefully fold in to the mixture
  • Finally add the rosewater or rose essence and mix
  • Place a rounded teaspoon of the mixture into the cases, smoothing the tops to make sure of an even bake. The cases should be just about half full, you don’t want them to spill out over the top of the cases
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until pale golden and springy to the touch.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely

To make the frosting: 

  • Beat the butter until fluffy, then add a tablespoon of the cream cheese. Beat until smooth Gradually add the icing sugar until all added
  • Gently add the remaining cream cheese, mix until smooth, but do not overbeat
  • Carefully add the rosewater, do not add too much as you want a subtle, pretty taste… not a rose garden! To get a pale pink colour, add the colouring with a toothpick. You can always add more… you cannot take it away!

Decorate your cupcakes by either a simple piped swirl or use a palette knife for a smooth finish.  Top with little wafer roses or some cute Love Heart sweets, red & pink smarties… the choice is yours!

Happy Valentines Day from Storm in a Cupcake xxx

Storm in a Cupcake Valentine's Day Recipe

Storm in a Cupcake Valentine’s Day Recipe