So here’s to another year! With only a couple of days left of 2016, we reflect back on the year, look forward to what the next year brings and think of New Year Resolutions. I have one resolution this year, and that’s to expand my skills in baking. 2017 is going to be the year I get better at other types of bakes, other than cakes. I will be using this blog to document this and hope you guys will enjoy the read. As well as reflecting back on this past year, I have also baked these delicious Orange and Prosecco Cupcakes for New Years Eve! These cakes are very simple to whip up and are perfect for a New Years event! Or if there is any left over Prosecco from New Years Eve (highly unlikely, I know 🙂.) then a post New Years treat!!
They won’t take too long to make, so get baking!
3 Free range eggs
6 oz/170 g Margarine/butter (I use Stork)
6 oz/170 g Caster sugar
6 oz/170 g Self raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 orange (Orange zest and 2 tbsp of orange juice)
3 tbsp Prosecco
150 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
300 g icing sugar
5 tbsp Prosecco
Preheat the oven (fan) to 170 degrees and prep your cake tins with your chosen cupcake cases.
1.Cream the margarine and sugar, in a bowl, together until pale and fluffy. (I usually do this in my stand mixer for about 5 minutes!!)
2. Sieve the self raising flour and pinch of salt into a separate bowl.
3.Crack one egg in and sieve a small amount of the self raising flour and mix.
4.Repeat step 3. for the next two eggs.
5.Mix in the orange zest juice and Prosecco.
6. Sieve the remaining flour and fold into mixture.
8. Fill your cupcake cases with the mixture 3/4 full.
9. Pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
To make the buttercream you need to:
1.Mix the unsalted butter, in a bowl, to a pale creamy consistency (I use my stand mixer and usually have it mixing for about 5 minutes).
2.Sieve a 1/3 of the icing into the bowl and mix.
3. Repeat step 2. again until all the icing sugar is combined with the butter and the mixture is smooth.
4. Add 2tbsp of Prosecco and mix.
5. Depending on wanted consistency, add the 3 tbsp Prosecco and mix.
Once the cakes are out the oven and cooled, pop the buttercream in a piping bag and pipe away! Once all your cakes are piped, decorate with your chosen cake decorations! Go for glitter to add to the New Years Festive theme!
And lastly, I hope you all have a lovely evening tomorrow and enjoy celebrating into the New Year!