Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Palace Invites Well Wishers to Bake Royal Cupcakes For Queen Elizabeth II Birthday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 94th birthday.
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You might have heard it's the 94th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. And while you can't wish her a happy birthday in person... you can do the next best thing. The royal palace is inviting well-wishers to bake a cupcake in her honor Queen Elizabeth with an official recipe direct from the royal pastry chefs.

"If you or a loved one are celebrating a special occasion during isolation why not treat yourself to some #royalbakes?," the Facebook post reads. "Remember to share your creations with us!"

The queen will mark the day with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, at Windsor Castle in Berkshire. The royal family took to social media to share images of Elizabeth as she marks the occasion — but there will be no visits.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients cake sponges - (serves approximately 15)
15g vinegar
300ml milk
50ml vegetable oil
60g butter (melted and cool)
2 eggs
5ml of vanilla essence
250g of self-raising flour
75 of cocoa powder
300g caster sugar
10g bicarbonate of soda
100g white chocolate chips
cupcake cases

Ingredients Buttercream Topping:
90g of high percentage dark chocolate
100g butter
125g icing sugar

Option to also use Royal icing, instead of buttercream:
Royal icing available pre made in shops
Add food colouring to create different colours

Cake sponge method:
-Preheat the oven to 150 C
-Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl
-Whisk the eggs in a separate jug, with the vanilla essence, melted butter, oil, milk and vinegar
-Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry mixture, little by little
-Ensure the batter is smooth with no lumps
-Finally add the chocolate chips (alternatives could be nuts, dried fruit)
-Lay the cupcake cases onto a tray
-Use a metal spoon to equally divide the mixture into the cases
-Bake for around 15-18 minutes, take out of the oven when golden and springy on touch
-Leave to cool

Buttercream icing method:
-Cream the sugar and butter together, until light and creamy
-Add in the warm melted chocolate
-If you have a piping bag to hand, pipe the icing on the top of cakes for decoration (otherwise gently use a teaspoon or small spatula to ice)

Royal icing method:
-If decorating with royal icing, roll the icing out and cut into circular disks
-Lay the disc over the cupcake and mould to required shape

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