Dandelion & Burdock Cupcakes

During her recent travels to Northumberland Bugs tried some Dandelion and Burdock cake and we decided we must try to make our own. Don’t be fooled by these little cupcakes innocent appearance, they may be small but they left Birds coming back for more….and more….and more!

You may remember the Diet Coke Cake  post we did a while back, this is a variation of that cake. For this mixture we stuck with a Betty Crocker mix, opting for the red velvet cupcake mix instead of the devils food cake. For the dandelion and burdock part we selected Hoopers Alcoholic Dandelion and Burdock drink (this was not quite planned but Sainsburys had no non-alcoholic versions in stock and quite honestly we were just itching to get home and bake!).

As this mixture is smaller (it makes only 9 cupcakes!) we used less fluid than the diet coke cake (approximately 200mls of Dandelion and Burdock), we also found the cooking time for these cakes to be true to that suggested on the packed unlike the diet coke cake which required a longer cooking time.

  
Once the cakes had cooled we mixed the icing with some of the remaining dandelion and burdock drink (we also added a little colouring as the dandelion and burdock left the icing an unappetising grey/yellow colour).

 

  

These little cupcakes came out light, fluffy and packed with flavour.  Next time we would probably buy the red velvet cake mix so we could make more than 9 cupcakes.

Do you like Dandelion and Burdock? We would love to know if you try this cake and what you think of it!

P.S. There is still time to enter our 25 days of tea giveaway!

Bugs & Birds 

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