Friday, May 14, 2010

Milo babycakes with Nutella Frosting


Today, my beautiful little sister.. would've turned 17. I wish she were here, to celebrate, to eat the cupcakes i made for her :"(

She drank a warm cup of milo every morning, and i still had the milo tin that we used ..

I got the recipe from here, and made up some nutella frosting from here.


115g SF Flour
140g Caster Sugar
1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
Pinch salt
40g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
120 ml Whole Milk
3 tablespoons Milo
2 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
1 Egg


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with patty cases.
Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until everything is combined.
In a jug, stir the Milo into the milk until the milk turns chocolate coloured. Add 60ml of the milk mixture to the batter and whisk until just incorporated.
Lightly beat the egg, the pour the egg and remaining milk into the batter and beat until mixture is smooth. Do not overmix.
Spoon the mix into the paper cases until two-thirds full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the cakes bounce back when touched and a skewer comes out clean.
Leave cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutella Frosting Ingredients:

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 cup nutella
8 ounces powdered sugar
2 tablespoons (ish) of milk or cream

Nutella Frosting Directions:
-Cream together the butter and nutella until blended.
-Add the powdered sugar gradually until ingredients are combined.
-Mix on a high speed, adding in milk or cream (2 tablespoons, more or less) until frosting is smooth and creamy.

I miss you & love you always & forever xoxo from your big sister, Betty.


Maria said...

Hugs Betty, this is a beautiful post.

Gastronomy Gal said...

Happy Birthday Annie- 'm sure she would have loved these cupcakes as they look great Betty.

Sweets By Vicky said...

Awww, sweetest present ever- to have cupcakes made customised just for you. :) You've got a lucky sister.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

That's beautiful Betty! What a lovely way to remember her and celebrate her birthday :)

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Happy birthday, Annie =) She would've felt really special.

Kristy Sayer said...

Awwwh Betty, this is so sweet! They look gorgeous. Happy Birthday Annie :)

M D said...

That's very sweet of you to remember ur sister's bday, make something so special for her and miss her.

Trissa said...

Hi Betty! Annie would have loved the cupcakes I'm sure. You are such a great big sister.

Y said...

Happy Birthday Annie! I haven't had Milo in ages.. certainly brings back childhood memories :)

Renita said...

How lovely Betty! I think it is wonderful that you celebrate her birthday! They look delicious. Happy birthday to Annie.

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Happy birthday Annie! I'm sure she loved them and is thinking of you too. What a lovely post :)

A cupcake or two said...

Happy Birthday Annie. I wish I had the chance to meet her Betty. The cupcakes are a perfect reminder of what a gorgeous person she was.

Anonymous said...

aww sweet!
wish i had a big sister to bake for me :P

Laetitia said...

I wish your sister a wonderful bithday! how lucky she was to receive those wonderful cupcakes :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely post. It is wonderful for you to bake for her!

Anonymous said...

the only thing you know how to make is boring cupcakes and your cupcakes look shit!

Anonymous said...

Whats it like turning your sisters hair into the wig you wear?

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Send me cakes...please. They look lovely, good on you big sis!

delicieux said...

Beautiful post.

I haven't had Milo since I was a kid. This brings back lots of memories.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

I have NO DOUBT that she would have loved these sweet treats :) Thinking of you :)

Emma @CakeMistress said...

Betty, such a lovely tribute to your sister.

Anita said...

I'm sure she would have loved these cupcakes. Lovely post.

Jen said...

Aww, this is such a beautiful post Betty. xx

The Cooking Photographer said...


Sighh.. Some things aren't fair.


cusinera said...

I can feel the sisterly love from the cupcakes Betty :) *teary* Mine visit me often and raids my fridge, she talks faster than a train, got a fiery temper...but even with that...she posses a heart of gold, she hurts when am hurt..I love the milo cupcakes...yummm! What a wonderful post:)

Deeba PAB said...

I'm sorry you had to go through the pain...your post is beautiful!