It’s a universal truth that students like cake. We certainly can buy a lot of it, but isn’t it nice to sometimes make some of your own? They’re tasty, cheap and are easier that what you think (this isn’t The Great British Bake Off after all). These super simple rainbow buns are great for everyone, the young and the young at heart.
What Will You Need?
125g butter/baking spread
125g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour (or plain flour with a teaspoon of baking powder)
125g coloured sugar coated chocolate beans
How Are They Made?
1. Preheat your oven to 160°C/Gas 3 and put your muffin cases in a muffin/yorkshire pudding tin.
2. Weigh out your sugar first with the baking spread on top, it’ll save sugar and flour from sticking to the scales!
3. Cream the spread and sugar together. You can do this with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk.
4. Add two eggs in and mix, you can add a spoonful of the flour as well to stop it looking too curdled.
5. Sift in the flour and fold, to keep the sponge lovely and light.
6. Add the chocolate beans and fold in.
7. Spoon the mixture into the cases, try to get an equal amount in each.
8. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or slightly longer, until they are golden brown and springy.
Leave your buns to cool and enjoy. Or maybe add some little extras…
Put a large amount of icing sugar in a bowl and add just a few drops of water. Mix into a paste and spoon onto the cool buns. Top with a chocolate bean and sprinkle on some hundreds and thousands. Enjoy!
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