How to bake Gruffalo Crumble Cupcakes

By | June 7, 2014

Tomorrow we going to the Gruffalo Activity Trail at Wendover Wood. We’re taking a picnic and I thought some homemade Gruffalo Crumble Cupcakes would go down well. Yesterday I made the cupcakes and today I finished them off.

gruffalo crumble

To make the cakes you will need:

175g soft butter
175g caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
150g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoons of Horlicks
3 tablespoons of chocolate powder
2 tablespoons of milk

For the icing:

120g softened butter
260g icing sugar
2 tablespoons of Horlicks

To make the cupcakes I creamed together the butter and sugar, added the eggs then the remaining dry ingredients. Bake at gas mark 4 (or 180°C ) for 20-25 minutes.

When the cakes have cooled you can decorate them. I mixed the butter, icing sugar and Horlicks using my hand mixer. You can add a dash of milk if necessary. I used a piping bag and nozzle to pipe the buttercream on. I divided the Maltesers in two, placed one on top of each cake and smashed the remaining Maltesers with a rolling pin and sprinkled them on top.

gruffalo crumble cupcakes

12 thoughts on “How to bake Gruffalo Crumble Cupcakes

  1. Nanny

    Yummy cakes – and almost no calories, hem hem………….xxxx

  2. Vicki @ChlorisBoris

    Nom nom nom, have never used Horlicks in cooking, ever! So will be intrigued to try them. Great recipe, love the inspiration behind the cakes too.

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