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Toffee Popcorn Cupcakes

We've promised you some great recipes to celebrate the Mackie's Big Night in promotion in Tesco and we're starting off with a star bake! These toffee cupcakes are everything a treat should be - sweet, light & delicious!

Toffee Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
125g butter (unsalted)
125g golden caster sugar
2 eggs
125g plain white flour (sieved)
2 tsp baking powder

For the toffee sauce:
50g golden caster sugar
50g butter (unsalted)

For the buttercream:
150g unsalted butter (softened)
300g icing sugar
1 x bag of Mackie's toffee coated popcorn

Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake tray with 12 paper cases.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light & fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix well, then fold in the flour & baking powder gently.
Spoon the mixture equally into each cake cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.
To make the toffee sauce, put the sugar and butter in a pan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. The sauce will turn a lovely caramel colour until golden.
For the buttercream, beat the butter, gradually add the icing sugar and mixing until quite stiff. Add half the toffee sauce mixture to the buttercream and mix in.
When the cakes have cooled, spread the buttercream on top. Stick pieces of popcorn into the buttercream on each cupcake. Finally drizzle the rest of the toffee sauce on top and enjoy!

 

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