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Recipe: Mama's cosmopolitan cupcakes

It’s National Cupcake Week, so let’s celebrate with some of these deliciously tantalising treats!

What you'll need

150g butter, softened

150g caster sugar

3 eggs

150g self-raising flour

1 tbsp fresh orange juice

Grated rind of 1 orange

To decorate

200g cream cheese

4 tbsp crème fraiche

4 tbsp icing sugar

3 or 4 tbsp Cointreau and cranberry mix

Red food colour

Edible glitter

Makes 12 cupcakes

Mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour. Then stir in the orange juice and orange rind. Fill the 12 cupcake cases and cook for 20 mins at 180°C/gas 4/350°F.

To decorate, whisk the cream cheese, crème fraiche and icing sugar until light and creamy.

Mix in the Cointreau and cranberry and a little red food colour to make it pink enough.

Then pipe the mixture in swirls on the cooled cupcakes.

Sprinkle with edible glitter and top with some orange rind.

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