Cupcakes use the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes; however, they're more convenient for small functions where only a few people will be served. Number cupcakes provide a way to take that a step further -- and add a special touch to the traditional cupcake. Make a number cupcake to display your child's age at his next birthday party or as a funny birthday treat to helpfully remind your spouse of his age at his next birthday celebration.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Numbers cake moulds
- Bakeware baking tray
- 2 bowls
- Vegetable, olive or canola
- Twelve 1/4 cups sifted plain flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter (no substitutes)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 191 degrees Celsius.
Lightly grease the number mould(s) and baking tray.
Fill a bowl with flour and mix in other dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir them into the flour mixture.
In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stirring in the flour mixture, add all wet ingredients and blend.
Lay number cake moulds flat on a baking tray, and fill them with batter. Fill the moulds two-thirds full.
Place the baking tray in a preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the mould.
Periodically, check on the cupcakes by placing a toothpick into the centre of the cupcake until the toothpick comes out clean.
Tips and warnings
- Dip frosted cupcakes into a bowl of candied sugar, minced nuts or sprinkles.
- If you're having a hard time finding a mould, companies like Ultimate Baker sell professional number cake moulds that are constructed of heavy duty 16-gauge aluminium.
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