i love hot cross buns they are one of my favourite Easter foods.
traditionally they are eaten on good Friday, but i would happily eat them all year around if I could.
the flavours of a hot cross bun have been used to make these cupcakes and they were wonderful.
Makes 12 cupcakes
175g unsalted butter
175g self-raising flour
½ tsp baking powder
175g light brown sugar
2 tsp mixed spice
70g ground almonds
3 large eggs, beaten, at room temperature (i used two duck eggs)
zest of an orange
preheat oven to 180c
melt butter then add it in a bowl with the buttermilk and eggs then add the orange zest, in another bowl sift the flour, almonds, mixed spice, sugar and baking powder, then stir it into the wet mixture.
finally fold in the sultanas and spoon the cake batter into cake cases
bake for 18/ 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
in a pan add 1 tbsp apricot jam or marmalade with a dash of water and melt it, then using a pastry brush glaze each cake.
leave them to cool
to make frosting mix
60g cream cheese
60g icing sugar
zest half an orange
mix all the ingredients together and add the frosting into a piping bag with a small plain tip, pipe crosses onto each cake.
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Patricia Shea says
What a sweet idea! Thanks!
Nik Sharma says
These are absolutely gorgeous, love your work!
Hot cross buns are one of my favourites too. Love modern this twist on the classic.
Tante Mali says
great – as allways – but you know I'm a fan!
All the best
marijke everythings arty says
I have to try this recipe, I am organizing a morning tea for the elderly in our village on Thursday before Easter,so will give the cakes a go.
This looks like such a yummy and cute way to celebrate for Easter!
Jane Craske says
So much nicer than those dry buns that usually make an appearance.
Teddee Grace says
These sound wonderful. I, too, wait every year for our supermarkets to start making these available around the beginning of Lent. Do you by any chance know how to convert to U.S. measurements?!
Maite Sweet Food says
Love them!!And the photos are so great!!! =)