Thursday, September 16, 2010


I have coffee group tomorrow morning and I am so tempted to try and make these cupcakes that Courtney posted on her blog. They look so good! I know I won't be able to ice them they way she has-I don't have a piping bag or the energy to try.

Sugar Rush
Makes 10 – 12 cupcakes
1 cup ‘V’ energy drink
¾ cup caster sugar
⅓ cup canola oil
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1 ½ cup plain flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 180˚C. Place cupcake papers in muffin tray.
Combine sugar and oil by mixing together.
Add the ‘V’, vanilla essence, baking soda, baking powder and salt, mix quickly.
Sift the flour into the mixture in three additions, being careful not to over mix each time.
Fill each cupcake casing ¾ full.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they turn a light golden brown and the tops spring back when touched.
Cool on a wire rack.

She iced hers with a basic butter cream icing, (125g butter and 1 ½ cups icing sugar) and added the remaining ‘V’ instead of a tablespoon of milk.  You can colour the icing any colour of your choice but she used a pink and orange swirl to complement the colour of the ‘Nerds’ she then sprinkled on top.

I hope mine turn out as good as hers!

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