• 250g soft butter
• 2 cups sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
• 1 teaspoon licorice essence (if possible)
• a pinch of salt
• 4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3 & 1⁄2 cups flour
• 1 & 1⁄8 cups milk
• 5 long strands of licorice (allsorts)
• black gel colouring (cake flora/ americolor)
● Beat the butter and sugar well.
● Add the eggs one at a time.
● Add the essences and salt.
● Sift the baking powder and flour (if not, it's okay)
● Add the flour and milk gradually.
● Cut up licorice pieces (3 strands) in a saucepan and add water.
●Let the licorice dissolve or get tinier.
(It should be gooey sticky kind)
● Add the licorice mixture into the cake batter.
● Add some black colouring to the batter.
● Bake on 180° for 10- 15minutes or till toothpick comes out clean.
★ Makes over 24 cupcakes.
FOR THE ICING YOU WILL NEED:
• 500g of wooden spoon margarine
• 500g of butter.
• 1kg icing sugar.
● Add butter in the mixer, let it beat for a while.
● Then add the icing sugar gradually till stiff.
● Add black colouring to the icing.
Cut up the remaining strands of licorice and use as decoration.
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