Friday, September 11

Recipe: Hidden Treasure Cupcakes

Ahoy there me hearties, being as it's almost international talk like a Pirate day, I thought I'd be sharing me recipe for Hidden Treasure Cupcakes with ya.
Down to the nitty gritty as we can't be wasting out precious bounty hunting time can we?
For cakes:
6oz self raising flour
6oz castor sugar
6oz marg/butter
3 eggs
1tsp vanilla essence (optional)
Royal icing - I used coloured icing blocks but use could follow the packet instructions and make your own
Hidden Treasure:
Mix all the cake ingredients together, you can cream together the butter and sugar, slowly adding the flour and then eggs,  or just add altogether as I do.
Spoon a generous tablespoon into cupcake cases and bake for around 12-15 minutes.
Allow to cool
Using a knife, make a small circle in the top of the cake and hollow out the middle using a spoon or melon scoop, taking care not to go all the way through to the bottom.
Fill with sweets and then ice your cakes. We've used an X marks the spot design on ours.
This is a blog hop so why not check out these other pirate themed posts from other bloggers.
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It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me - Study at Home Mama
Pirate Colouring Pages - In The Playroom
Pirate Books for Kids of All Ages - Superheroes and Teacups
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Treasure Alphabet Match - The Kindergarten Connection
Make Your Own Pirate Map - My Little Poppies
Treasure Map Grid Activity - My Little Poppies
Create a FLOATING Pirate Ship! - Milk and Cuddles
Pirate Puppet Craft -Sugar Aunts




  1. Ooh, fun! I love the yummy hidden treasures inside!

  2. Arrr me hearties! We love these super yummy cakes ideal for hungry Pirates! Thank you for joining in with Pirates! Blog Hop on Peakle Pie :)

  3. Such a lovely, simple idea! LP and Little Man are pirate obsessed at the moment so they would love these! x

  4. Wow - hidden treasure! Yummy too!


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