& COOKING ARTICLE
time to bake with the kids this summer with Kirstie
Allsopps taste of chocolate heaven
Kirsties Scrumptious Smartie
Any smartie pants
knows that baking with the kids is a great way to
keep them entertained during the summer holidays.
So follow in the footsteps of Kirstie Allsopp, the
expert of all things homemade, and bake these delicious
moist and fudgy Smartie Chocolate Cupcakes. Mixing,
baking, decorating and eating them is guaranteed to
provide endless fun for both yourself and the little
These yummy mini sponge cakes take no time
to prepare from start to finish. The key ingredient,
Nestlé Carnation® Condensed Milk, delivers
a scrumptious moistness and texture to the cupcakes.
It also gives the frosting a soft fudgy texture and
a gorgeous sheen.
100g (3½oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
250g (9oz) Carnation Condensed Milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
85g (3oz) buttery spread*
1½ tsp baking powder
200g (7oz) icing sugar
2tbsp cocoa powder
55g (2oz) buttery spread*, softened
few drops vanilla extract
1 - 2tbsp Carnation Condensed Milk
2 boxes Nestlé Mini Smarties, to finish
You will also need:
12 hole muffin tin
and cupcake or muffin cases
*recipe is based on 70% fat ‘buttery taste’
the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens),
Gas Mark 4.
the flour, cocoa powder, condensed milk, egg, vanilla
extract, buttery spread and baking powder in a bowl
and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2 - 3 minutes
until pale and fluffy.
into the cases and bake for approximately 15 - 18
minutes until springy to the touch and golden brown.
slightly then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
the icing sugar, cocoa powder, buttery spread and
vanilla with enough condensed milk to bring the mixture
to a soft consistency.
or pipe onto the cakes.
with the Nestlé Smarties.
Let your imagination run wild with toppings for your
cupcakes there are loads of great decorations
in the shops or chopped nuts, banana chips, curls
of chocolate or silver balls.