With my thesis submission date looming combined with holiday planning - I've hardly had the time to cook or bake, let alone update my lovely blogspace.
I stumbled upon this recipe whilst browsing lazily in Waterstones one afternoon and its been stuck in my head since. Jam doughnuts disguised as a cupcake? How very intriguing.
I had a friend over for Saturday lunch and this was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe. It was a breeze to put together as its one of those, one bowl type of recipes. Just bung everything into a bowl, mix and voila - perfect cupcake batter!
This resulted in a fabulously soft, moist, delicious doughnut-like texture filled with a huge dollop of strawberry jam. The sugar coating just added a touch of brilliance to this perfect piece of cake. It really felt as though you were eating a freshly baked doughnut in the form of a cupcake!
In 24 hours, Gavin and I finished 9 out of the 12 cupcakes! A testament to how good they were. (I even forgot to serve to my friend! whoops!)
If you don't like jam, I'm sure you could easily substitute it for melted chocolate, peanut butter or perhaps lemon curd. Oh the possibilities are endless!