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Red Nose Day Cupcakes March 11, 2013

Red Nose


Red Nose Day Friday 15th March.

Red Nose Day is a day like no other when the whole country gets together to do something funny for money and change countless lives in the process.

It all culminates in a night of cracking TV on the BBC with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment.

And the best bit? All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and Africa.

Last Red Nose Day a fantastic £108,436,227 was raised.




55g butter, room temperature

112g caster sugar

1 egg, room temperature

75g self raising flour

62g plain flour

60ml milk, room temperature

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

75g milk chocolate chips




Pre heat the oven to 180C/gas 4 and line a muffin tin with paper cases.

Mix the butter and sugar together until pale and smooth. Add the egg and beat again.

Combine the two flours in a seperate bowl. Put the milk in a jug and add the extract to it.

Add half the flours to the creamed mixture with half the milk and beat until smooth. Add the rest of the flours, add the last of the milk and beat again.

Stir in the chocolate chips, then spoon mixture into cake cases.

Bake for 20 minutes until slightly raised.

Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completly.


To decorate


62g icing sugar, sifted into a bowl.

Add 1 Tbsp warm water and beat with a fork, might need a little more water, but add a drop at a time. You want this to be slightly runny. Pour a little over each of the cup cakes and top with half a glace cherry.



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