Sunday, 31 March 2013

Strawberry Crusha Cupcakes

The Crusha Cat, Errol, has been spotted with his tongue out by a strawberry bunny cupcake; flavoured with Crusha Milkshake Mix . Who can blame him ? Strawberry  flavour is the next favourite to chocolate in both shakes and cakes in our house.  It's really easy to flavour the cakes and icing with Crusha and as a bonus it gives you a nice moist cake. Simply add 2 to 3 tablespoons of Crusha to the batter and icing and a little bit of food colouring to deepen the colour, so easy and so yummy bunny!

So cute bunny chocolate moulds from ebay. I like these ones with the paws !

Your favourite cupcake recipe, I've posted mine below, plus your Crusha.

Suddenly you may have a lot of bunnies on your plate.....

If strawberry isn't your favourite then lime and raspberry work really well in cupcakes too.
Check the end of the recipe!


250g   Butter
250g   Caster sugar 
4 Large eggs
260g   Self raising flour
3 - 4 tbsp Crusha Strawberry Mixa
A few drops of  red colouring

Optional inside filling
1 Jar Strawberry Conserve
1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff

500g Icing sugar
250g Butter 
3 - 4 tbsp Crusha Strawberry Mixa
A few drops of strawberry red colouring 
Chocolate bunnies or straws


Preheat oven 160c/140c Fan/325F/Gas Mark 3.

This makes 18 large muffin type cupcakes.

Cream the sugar and butter together. Beat in the milkshake mix. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Fold in the flour . Add colouring to achieve a light red batter. Batter should not be runny but fall off the spoon or ice-cream scoop gently into the cake cases.

Bake in the centre of the oven until risen and a skewer comes cleanly out. Check after 20 minutes.

Optional extra: Remove centre and fill with 1/2 tsp  jam or a 1/4 tsp of strawberry marshmallow fluff and a 1/4 tsp jam. Replace cake centres.

Mix simple buttercream, beat butter until soft and creamy and then add icing sugar gradually. If it gets too stiff add some milkshake mix a tbsp at a time. Finally add the colour. Spoon into piping bags and pipe onto cakes, decorate.

No time for chocolate decorations ? Then add a straw along with your Crusha milkshake.