Adapted from: Flour by Joanne Chang

Yield: 24 Cupcakes



This was originally a cake receipe that I found in ‘Flour’ by Joanne Chang. After one particularly bad day at a previous workplace I desperately needed a pick-me-up and went home and made the cake version… and yes perhaps ate it for dinner… my day was THAT bad!

Anyway after about the third slice I started eyeing the receipe as I wanted a bit more cake to buttercream ratio. Thinking about it I realised that it would make an excellent cupcake with a few minor tweaks. What you find here is a receipe I have made half a dozen times between that day and now.

Note: Due to the rum in the buttercream this isn’t really suitable for children; it’s decidedly grown up and just a little bit naughty!

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