Cupcake Of The Month – The New Year Cupcake

Cupcake Of The Month – The New Year Cupcake

Topped with a light vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkled with gold decorations. The following ingredients make 12 cupcakes. McDonald’s has introduced an unfamiliar treat, named for four Manhattan neighborhoods, to its German diners: cupcakes.


  1. 150g caster sugar
  2. 150g butter
  3. 140 self-raising flour
  4. 10g cornflour
  5. 3 medium eggs
  6. 30ml milk
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the buttercream 

  1. 240ml milk
  2. 60g plain flour
  3. Pinch of salt
  4. 110g vegetable fat
  5. 110g unsalted butter
  6. 220g caster sugar
  7. 1 tsp vanilla extract

You will also need: 

  1. 12 black cupcake cases
  2. Piping bag
  3. Wilton 1M nozzle


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/320°F
  2. Line the baking tray with cases. Beat the sugar, butter and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add 1 egg, 1/3 of the flour and a splash of milk and beat until just combined. Repeat until all the ingredients are combined. Divide the batter between the 12 cases (use an ice cream scoop to get even amounts) and bake for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven. Remove and cool in the tins for 10 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. When the cakes are cool, using the piping bag with the Wilton 1M nozzle, add the buttercream icing to the cupcakes, sprinkling the gold decorations on top.

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