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Smurf Cupcake Recipes

Being ‘not so hot’ in the cake baking department, it is a much as a surprise to me, as it will be to you, to see a ‘cupcake’ post here on MollyMoo – but surprises can be good eh….. especially when they’re sweet and yummy with icing on top :)

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Last week three different Smurf cupcake recipes, Papa-Cake, Smurfette-Cake and Clumsy-Cake, were waiting for me in my inbox, a little pressie to celebrate the release of the new Smurf 2 movie.

Well today seemed as good a day as any for Molly to get the vanilla extract out and start baking – and we picked ‘the easiest’ one of the recipes to get messy with (I told you… I’m no food blogger so simple is about all I can manage :)

smurf cupcakesnote the outfit change!!! there was an incident with an egg…

smurf cupcakes
… and then there was the ‘eating outfit’ :)
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So now it’s your turn…..


if you have any Smurf themed parties coming up or just want to have fun with the blue food colouring here are the three cupcake recipes, compliments of The Smurfs…

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Papa Smurf 

Since the inspiration for this cupcake recipe derives from the classic red velvet, we thought the name of this blue velvet cupcake is particularly fitting (well, Papa Smurf does like to wear a lot of red after all!)

Ingredients:

2 cups caster sugar
225g butter (soft)
2 eggs
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbs royal blue food colouring
1 drop violet food colouring
2 ½ cups plain flour
1tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
1 tbsp white wine vinegar

For the Frosting:

1 tub cream cheese
225g butter (soft)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups icing sugar

– Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and prepare a muffin tray with paper liners.
– In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy in consistency and pale in colour.
– Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well.
– In a separate bowl, combine the cocoa powder and the food colouring before adding to the mixture.
– Sift the flour and salt together and add to the mixture, alternating with the buttermilk until both have been completely added.
– Add the vanilla extract.
– In a separate bowl, mix together the vinegar and baking soda before adding. Mix thoroughly.
– Divide the mixture between the cupcake liners (it should be a very thick batter).
– Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
– Leave to cool.

For the frosting:

Beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth.
Add the sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Fill a piping bag with the frosting and pipe onto the cupcakes (remember to make sure they have fully cooled or the frosting will melt!)

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Smurfette Cake

(the simple recipe :) this will prove to be a sure winner for busy grown-ups and kids alike! Get them involved in the baking to create a fuss-free and fun afternoon baking session using this tried and tested vanilla cupcake recipe you can adapt into anything!

Ingredients:

4oz butter (softened)
4oz caster sugar
4oz self-raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk
hundreds and thousands or small gumballs (depending on age of children).
1 tsp blue food colouring

For the frosting:

5oz butter, softened
10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
a few drops of red food colouring (just enough to make a baby pink hue)

– Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and prepare a muffin tray with paper liners.
– Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
– Add the eggs a little at a time, stirring continuously.
– Using a metal spoon, fold in the flour.
– Add the milk a little at a time until the mixture just drips from the spoon.
– Spoon the mixture into cases and bake for up to 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the frosting:

Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft before adding half of the icing sugar.
Continue to beat until smooth then add the rest of the icing sugar with 1 tablespoon of the milk until you develop a smooth creamy consistency (you may need to add more milk).
Add a few drops of the food colouring to make a gentle pink colour.
Spoon the icing into a piping bag and pipe onto the cupcakes (make sure they are cool first!)
Top with a single gumball or a sprinkling of hundreds and thousands.

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Clumsy Cake

Why Clumsy Smurf we hear you ask? Just because he is one of our favourites! Don’t be fooled by the simple look of this cupcake, cutting into it yields a delicious white chocolate oozy center we know you will love! (And it uses the simple cupcake recipe from the Smurfette!)

Ingredients:

4oz butter (softened)
4oz caster sugar
4oz self-raising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp milk

For the ganache:

6oz good quality white chocolate, chopped into bite-sized pieces
4floz double cream

For the frosting:

5oz butter, softened
10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk

– Bake the cupcakes as usual (see Smurfette recipe above).
– Once the cupcakes are out of the oven, leave them to cool.
– In a bowl over a pan of boiling water, melt the chocolate and cream together.
– Remove from the heat once completely melted.
– Scoop out the middle of each cupcake (about 2/3 of the way in).
– Pipe the ganache in carefully.
– Pipe the frosting on top and sprinkle with topping of your choice (we like white chocolate shavings!)

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Now remember…. NO Smurf gets left behind!

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