I got VERY excited courtesy of pinterest and cutestfood.com (Seriously, check it out you will pin EVERYTHING!). I found these babies and was desperate to make them, well something like them at least. Being in the UK, Lucky Charms cereal is difficult, not to mention expensive to come by. Lucky for me my lovely boyfriend spoils me and had bought me some already... As well as a mini cupcake tin and the cases for my birthday! My photography presentation for food isn't quite professional yet...
To make the Lucky Charm Mini Cupcakes:
2 cups Self Raising flour, sifted
3/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup Caster Sugar
125g Butter, melted
2 Eggs, whisked
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
3/4 cup Icing sugar
Green food colouring
1/4 cup Milk
2 cups Lucky Charms
Icing:Add the green food colouring and butter to the icing sugar and mix gently with a fork. Combine until the mixture resembles little green beads (this will be of different green tones if done right but not essential) then add the milk and mix with a metal spoon to make it icing, with the tiny dark green beads of sugar!
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Whisk the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add eggs, milk, 1 cup of flour and mix till smooth with a wooden spoon. Fold in the last cup of flour and teaspoon of baking powder with a metal spoon. Spoon about one heaped teaspoon into each mini cupcake case lined in a mini cupcake baking tray. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tray then 20 minutes on a wire rack before icing. Note: The cupcakes will be pale because of the milk.
Top the cooled cupcakes with the icing and dip in Lucky Charms.
I made some large cupcakes too as my mini cupcake dish makes 12 at a time and I am impatient...
Alternatively arrange the Lucky Charms as you wish to get the prettiest look.