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English Summer Cupcakes for the Great British Bake Off

I’m loving this series of The Great British Bake Off, as are most of you guys judging by the #GBBO chat on Twitter every Tuesday night.  Did you know that you can now also get the Great British Bake Off App which features lots of easy to find, easy to follow recipes from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.   You can browse by baker, occasion, ingredient or difficulty. Once you have chosen what you want to bake you get an overview with a skill level, the ingredients you will need and the steps you will need to take to bake it.

5 from 1 vote

Servings 12 cakes
Author GBBO


  • For the Cakes
  • 125 g of softened unsalted butter
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 2 large free range eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 100 g of strawberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry jam
  • For the Frosting
  • 15 g softened unsalted butter
  • 250 full fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 275 sifted icing sugar
  • strawberries to decorate


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs with the vanilla and add to the creamed mixture a little at a time.
  4. Sift in the flour and salt
  5. add milk and gently fold in the strawberries
  6. Spoon mixture into paper cases
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and firm
  8. transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  9. Once cool, use a small knife to remove a plug of sponge from each cake and add 1/4 teaspoon of jam then replace the sponge
  10. To make the frosting beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla, then add the icing sugar
  11. Pipe onto the top of the cakes and decorate with a strawberry

I along with 9 other bloggers are taking part in The Great Blogger Bake Off challenge.  Each of the bloggers involved has been allocated a letter to put on top of their cakes, you can see Cass’s  and her Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes. There will be a letter a week over the ten weeks of the series, at the end you can unjumble them to find a word.

These cupcakes were pretty easy to bake and went down a treat at home.  They look much more impressive than they are to make and I will be baking them again with different fillings and toppings.

We received most of the ingredients to make the cupcakes, a complimentary copy of the Great British Bake Off Book and the app.

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