Eton Mess Cupcakes

 

One of my favourite desserts to make whenever I need to whip something up last minute is Eton Mess. I can dash to the store, buy some berries, cream and meringues and have dessert on the table within 10 minutes. I decided I wanted to transform this classic English dessert into a cupcake for Valentine’s Day. Not only is it the perfect colour scheme, you can easily transform fresh strawberries into heart-shaped cupcake toppers. I took my basic vanilla cupcake recipe and …

What you will need

1 punnet strawberries, finely chopped (around 2 cups)

Juice of ½ lemon

2 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp icing sugar (tailor this depending on how sweet your strawberries are)

230g butter, softened

1¾ cups sugar

4 large eggs, room temperature

1 cup milk, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1½ cups self-raising flour

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

600ml thickened cream (cold)

3 tbsp icing sugar

Strawberries

Mini meringues

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