So today sees 10 young carers from Quarriers in the Community Kitchen having their own mini ‘Bake Off’. On the menu is Cupcakes and scones. Do you fancy having a go? Follow our basic cupcake recipe (below) and send us a picture of your creations.
110g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
110g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl.
Beat the eggs and vanilla and add to the bowl. Beat until just combined.
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen, golden and firm to the touch.
Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool complete
Decorate as desired.