160g unsalted butter15g (½ oz) caster sugar 560g caster sugar480g plain flour2 tbsp baking powder1 tsp vanilla essence4 large eggs150g white chocolate
500g icing sugar160g unsalted butter, softened50ml milk5-7 raspberries
Preheat the oven to 170 c (325 f) and grease the tin with butter. Using a hand held whisk, whisk together the flour, sugar, butter and Baking powder until a crumb like consistency.In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs and vanilla essence. Add to the Flour mix and whisk on high speed until ingredients are incorporated.Melt the chocolate over a pan of water on the hob, once this is melted fold into the cake mixture. Divide the mixture between the two giant cupcake tins. Place in the oven for 40 Minutes until well-risen and springy touch. Leave to cool in the tin and then transfer onto wire racks.To make the frosting using the electric whisk beat the icing sugar with the butter on a low speed until combined and still powdery in texture slowly mix in the milk. Combine the raspberries and water in a pan put on the hob heat until they are soft enough to crush with a fork. Remove from heat and mash with a fork, once cooled add this to the butter cream mixture and whisk. Spoon some of the frosting onto one of the sponges using a palette knife spread place the top of the cake on top. Using a small nozzle decorate the top of the cupcake with the buttercream. You can also use chocolate fingers to decorated around the cake by spreading a tiny bit of the buttercream on the bottom side of them and then sticking around the cake.
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This recipe was submitted by Rebecca Hill from our Food team, who won second prize in our charity Bake Off competition in September. Rebecca also won the prize for best presentation!
Find out more about the competition and have a look at the other winning recipes.
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