Although more and more families each year decide to give gifts on Christmas Eve, in Spain the tradition is to give the gifts on January 6th, Three Kings Day. Also, the tradition this day is to eat "Roscon" (you can see the "Roscon" I made last year here ; I have to translate this recipe, but I haven't time yet)
This year I wanted to do some "Roscon" cupcakes, but didn't want just to put the "Roscon" dough in cupcakes liners, so, I tried to experiment a little and try to make some cupcakes with the taste of a "Roscon". And these cupcakes are one of the best I've ever made.
THREE KING CUPCAKES
makes 6/8 cupcakes
- 55 gr unsalted butter
- 115 gr sugar
- 1 egg
- 75 gr self-raising flour
- 65 gr plain flour
- 50 ml evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water
- 1/2 teaspoon orange flavour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- sugar and candied cherries for decorations
- Whipping Cream (for the filling)
Pre heat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Prepare a cupcake pan with cupcakes liners.
Beat sugar and butter until the mixture is creamy. Add the egg, lightly beaten, and mix until it's well combined.
In a jar, mix the evaporated milk with the orange blossom water and the orange flavour. In a bowl, sift the flours and the baking powder. Add the mixture of flours to the butter mixture in three times, alternately with milk, beating about 30 seconds after each addition.
Put the dough in the liners and bake for 20 minutes. While baking, mix the sugar with a little amount of water to make a paste. After 15 minutes baking, open the oven and put the sugar and cherries on top of the cupcakes, This can't be done before baking because the cherry and sugar will fall to the bottom of the cupcakes. Wait until baking is complete, took the pan from the oven and let the cupcakes rest five minutes. Take the cupcakes from the pan and let cold completely in a rack.
To finish the cupcakes, cut the dome of each cupcake, fill with wiping cream using a pastry bag with an open star tip and put the dome on the top again. And then... Enjoy!!