Now that the sun is shining and the summer is truly here afternoon tea parties are a perfect way to get people together outside in the garden. A cup of tea in vintage bone china is always refreshing along with the cooler drinks like elderflower cordial; and of course home made cakes are perfect at any time!
Recipe for Elderflower Cupcakes
100g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
3 tablespoons elderflower cordial
2 large eggs, beaten
120g self raising flour
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all the ingredients together, beating for no more than a minute. Bakein cupcake cases in a preheated oven at 160c for about 20 minutes.
For Elderflower buttercream:
130g softened butter
300g icing sugar
6 teaspoons elderflower cordial
Mix the ingredients together well for about 5 minutes then pipe onto the top of the cupcakes.
Pop a rose on top to make a beautiful party cupcake!