Not long to the Royal Wedding! Yeah, I am excited! I am having a Royal Wedding party with my family so we can enjoy watching the big event together. So, when The Times newspaper ran a competition to design a cake or cakes for such an event I decide to enter. My party will start around 10.30am so we can get ready to watch all of the television footage together so cake, in the usual sense, did not seem appropriate, hence my invention of my English Wedding Breakfast Cakes. After all what is more English than a full English breakfast?
Guests may not be ready to tuck into wedding cake so early in the morning instead they are sure to welcome these savoury cupcakes. Now I do not have to choose between making cake or serving breakfast, instead I can combine the two.
If your party starts early on Friday 29th then try serving these cakes I think these they are ideal for every age:
- Kids will love the breakfast cakes (as did my little boy, who asked “Is it my birthday?” when shown my competition entry),
- Adults will think they are fun
- Diabetics can enjoy them as they have very little sugar
They are easy to make, kids can help to decorate them and nothing says English food more to me than a bit of bacon, sausage and tomato sauce!
- 125g white self-raising flour
- 1/2 tbsp caster sugar
- 2 medium eggs, whisked
- 110ml milk
- 50g melted unsalted butter
- pinch salt & white pepper
- 125g full fat cream cheese
- 2-3 cooked chipolatas
- 2-3 cooked slices smoked bacon
- handful roasted cherry tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- brown sauce
- Pre-heat oven to 180°c.
- Sift dry ingredients together.
- In a separate bowl mix eggs and milk.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in egg and milk mixture, fold together and then slowly fold in melted butter.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper into your cake batter and fold gently to combine ingredients evenly.
- Spoon into cupcake cases, filling to approximately half way.
- Place in the oven for 12-15 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack.
- To ice with cream cheese either spread cheese with a palette knife or lightly beat cheese with a spoon until smooth, then fill into a piping bag and pipe onto each cake.
- Top each cake with your choice of English breakfast items, use tomato sauce to pipe a K & W!