Princess and the pea's hidden pea cupcakes

Princess and the pea's hidden pea cupcakes

Shh - the kids don't have to know the 'pea' inside isn't magic!

Peacupcakes

  • To make the hidden peas, heat the oven to 150°C. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, along with a spoonful of flour to prevent them curdling.
  • Fold in the remaining flour.
  • Pour into a 10cm tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool, then whizz into crumbs in a food processor.
  • Make the buttercream: beat the butter in a bowl until light and creamy, then add a quarter of the sugar and beat again. Add remaining sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add a tablespoon of buttercream at a time to the crumbs, until they start to stick together and resemble cake pop mixture. Colour the mixture dark green.
  • Roll into 12 balls about 2.5 cm diameter, then freeze for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
  • Make the batter for the cupcakes and spoon 1 tablespoon into each case.
  • Put a frozen cake ball in each cup and spoon remaining batter over to cover it, until the cases are about two-thirds full.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes until the cakes are springy to touch. Let cool fully on a wire rack.
  • Use the food colouring paste to tint the remaining buttercream pale green.
  • Using a piping bag with a round tip, pipe blobs onto the cakes.
  • Makes 12

    What you need:

    For the hidden peas:

    • 85g unsalted butter
    • 85g sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 85g self-raising flour
    • 25g plain flour
    • Dark green food colouring paste

    For the Buttercream:

    • 150g butter
    • 350g icing sugar

    For the cupcakes:

    • 175g unsalted butter
    • 175g sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 50g plain flour

    From Fairy Tale Baking by Ramla Khan (£12.99, Apple Press). 

    RELATED ARTICLES

    Related Articles

    Snow White's candy apples
    Recipes & Food
    Snow White's candy apples
    Snow White's candy apples Enchant your family with these sugar sweet red candy...
    Little Red Riding Hood's Black Forest cupcakes
    Recipes & Food
    Little Red Riding Hood's Black Forest cupcakes
    Little Red Riding Hood's Black Forest Cupcakes Make storytime extra special and...
    Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts tarts
    Recipes & Food
    Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts tarts
    Alice in Wonderland's Queen of Hearts tarts Off with their heads! Sift...
    Hansel & Gretel's rocky road
    Recipes & Food
    Hansel & Gretel's rocky road
    Hansel & Gretel's rocky road There's no chance of anyone getting lost in...

    email block

    baby-s-first-christmas-gift-ideasBaby

    Baby's first Christmas gift ideas

    Christmas is a special time for parents and their newborn's, which can make choosing the perfect present tricky. From baby's...
    how-to-explain-death-to-your-toddlerToddlers

    How to explain death to your toddler?

    It can be difficult to explain the death of a relative or loved one to a small child. Here's some...
    national-day-nurseries-association-and-clangers-launch-kindness-with-the-clangersParenting

    National Day Nurseries Association and Clangers launch ‘Kindness with the Clangers’

    National Day Nurseries Association and Clangers launch ‘Kindness with the Clangers’, a five-week series of fun and educational activities...
    win-super-cute-baby-sensory-toys-with-the-sophie-la-giraffe-gift-set-worth-65Win

    Win super cute baby sensory toys with the Sophie La Girafe gift set worth £65!

    Win a cute sensory development toy for your baby by entering our competition for your chance to win a Sophie...
    win-a-year-s-supply-of-tea-worth-1-500Win

    Win a year's supply of tea worth £1,500

    Here's you chance to win a year's supply of 'super teas' from We Are Tea