Strawberry & Black Pepper Cup Cakes
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12
  • 125g soft butter (or stork)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp strawberry jam
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 60 ml milk
  1. Preheat oven to 200ÂșC/gas mark 6
  2. Put all the ingredients except for the milk and jam into a food processor/mixer and blitz until smooth.
  3. Add the milk slowly to make a soft dropping consistency.
  4. If doing in the traditional way, cream the butter and sugar, and then the eggs one at a time adding a spoonful of flour each time and fold in the remainder of the flour& baking powder.
  5. Add in the milk as above.
  6. Spoon the mixture into cake cases.
  7. Add a dollop (1/2 tsp) of jam on to each and use a cocktail stick to swirl through the cake mixture.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked and golden.
  9. Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
  10. Decorate with icing or just a sprinkling of icing sugar when they are cool.
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