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    Sticky Date Cupcakes With Caramel Icing

    Sticky Date Cupcakes With Caramel Icing. Photo by Jojomum

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    30 mins

    20 mins

    **Jubes**'s Note:

    Taken from the Masterchef Junior Cookbook. I plan to try these with gluten-free flour - the recipe is otherwise gf suitable

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 18

    Yield:

    muffins

    Units: US | Metric

    Caramel icing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 180°C Line 18 holes of muffin pans (1/3 cup measure) with paper cases. This recipe uses 'regular' muffin pan size not the Texan/large style.
    2. 2
      Combine the dates and 1 1/4 cups boiling water in a small saucepan, Bring to the boil over low-medium heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove from the heat and mash lightly with a potato masher. Stir in the bicarb/baking soda and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in the butter and brown sugar into the warm date mixture until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves.
    5. 5
      Stir in the eggs until combined.
    6. 6
      SIft in the flour and ginger, then fold in with a metal spoon until combined.
    7. 7
      Divide the mixture into the paper cases and smooth the mixture over with the back of a spoon.
    8. 8
      Bake 15 minutes or until the tops are firm when touched.
    9. 9
      Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
    10. 10
      To make the icing- combine the butter, brown sugar and the cream in a small saucepan over a low heat, stir until the sugar dissolves.
    11. 11
      Bring the mixture to just below boiling point, then reduce the heat to low-medium and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring until thickened.
    12. 12
      Remove from the heat and gradually beat in the ising sugar until smooth.
    13. 13
      Spread the icing onto cakes and decorate by sprinkling with the optional sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 21, 2013

      55

      I made these for husbands work function and taste tested before sending them out and i have to say an awsome recipie. I added extra icing sugar to thicken the icing so i could pipe onto cakes.

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    • on September 02, 2012

      I only made the icing to use with another Sticky Date recipe...it's very runny, more of a glaze, I will try to save it by adding more icing sugar. Disappointing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sticky Date Cupcakes With Caramel Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (75 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 224.8
     
    Calories from Fat 80
    35%
    Total Fat 8.9 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 43.4 mg
    14%
    Sodium 217.3 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.5 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 26.2 g
    104%
    Protein 2.1 g
    4%

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