This week is my last week working at Benenden School 😦 I’ll be sad to leave and will really miss all the girls there. So as a sort of goodbye and thank you for the year, I made cupcakes for all the girls in the houses I’ve worked in.
I used the same chocolate cupcake recipe as the England cupcakes I made, this is one of my favourite recipes as the cakes are always light, fluffy and moist, sooo good! However, there are a lot of processes, and when you need to make LOTS cupcakes in one go, this can take a while! I made 2 double batches for each house, which was 72 cupcakes each! (I even bought a new tin so I used 3 twelve hole muffin tins!)
The first batch I made for Echyngham, their house colour is pink so naturally the frosting was pink. Like a crazy fool, I mixed these by hand. They were pretty good but you do need to really go to town on the beating otherwise they just aren’t as moussey and fluffy.
For the second batch for Guldeford, I made them in a mixer. Believe it or not this is the first time I’ve made cakes in a mixer! I’ve always liked to really get a feel for how the mixture is forming and have always been wary of bunging it all in the mixer. BUT, for these cakes there is just so much mixing to be done, I relented and went with technology. The mixture turned out unbelievably light and fluffy, unfortunately I didn’t actually try one of the finished cakes but I imagine they worked a lot better. The Guldeford house colour is orange, I couldn’t quite face orange frosting so I went for white with orange sprinkles 🙂
To all the Benenden girls, I hope you liked the cupcakes! Keep in touch. xxx