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Pimm's cupcakes


Makes: 12 cupcakes
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:
Pimm's cupcakes
Recipe by Jenna Leiter. Photograph by Ria Osborne

Makes: 12 cupcakes
timePrep time: 20 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
557Kcal
Fat
33gr
Saturates
19gr
Carbs
60gr
Sugars
50gr
Fibre
1gr
Protein
3.5gr
Salt
0.2gr

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes:
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 15g cornflour
  • zest of 1 small orange
  • 175g soft unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50g raspberries
  • 50g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
For the Pimm's syrup:
  • 150ml Pimm's
  • 50g caster sugar
For the Pimm's buttercream:
  • 275g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50ml semi-skimmed milk, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Pimm's
  • 350g icing sugar
To decorate:
  • a few mint leaves
  • 3 thin slices orange, cut into quarters
  • 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 12 raspberries

Step by step

Get ahead
Make the cupcakes a day ahead and ice before serving. The uniced cupcakes can be frozen.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Line a 12-hole cupcake tray with gold or silver foil cupcake cases.
  2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and cornflour into a large bowl. Stir in the orange zest.
  3. In a separate bowl, using an electric whisk, cream the soft butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Alternately whisk in the beaten eggs and the flour mixture until combined. Lightly crush the raspberries and strawberries and fold into the mixture. 
  4. Divide the mixture evenly among the cupcake cases. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. While the cupcakes are baking, make the syrup. Gently heat the Pimm's with the sugar in a medium saucepan, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and let it bubble for 5-7 minutes until thick and syrupy. Pour the syrup into a small jug.
  6. As soon as the cupcakes come out of the oven, prick the tops a few times with a toothpick and brush them with the Pimm's syrup. Leave to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  7. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the buttercream. Using an electric whisk, mix together the butter, milk and Pimm's in a medium bowl until smooth. On a low speed, gradually add the icing sugar and continue to beat until smooth and thick. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a 1cm star nozzle.
  8. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, generously pipe each one with the icing, then decorate with sliced strawberries, orange slices, raspberries and the baby mint leaves.

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