Mini Christmas Cupcakes

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Here is a quick and easy recipe which will look great on your Christmas table.

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 24 mini cupcakes

2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
125g butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

1 1/2 cups icing sugar
Red food colouring
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water

Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius and line 2 x 12 hole mini cupcake pans with cases.

Mix flour and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the milk, butter, vanilla and eggs. Stir to combine.

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Flour, sugar and wet ingredients

Put mixture into prepared cupcake pan and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Once cupcakes are finished, allow to cool completely before preparing the icing.

To prepare icing, sift icing sugar into a small bowl. Put water and food colouring into a cup together and mix before slowly adding the water mixture until the right consistency is reached.

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Icing sugar and water mixture

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Smooth Icing

Ice cupcakes and arrange on a platter ready for your party.

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Looks great with candle lights!

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