Compassion is thrilled to welcome Antonia Kime as Compassion's latest high profile supporter. Antonia is the founder of Queen of Cupcakes and as she uses only free-range eggs in all her baking she offers her full support to our annual fundraiser Bake with Compassion.
"I am very proud to be supporting Bake with Compassion. I have always used free-range eggs and I really hope that all of Compassion's supporters try baking the Compassionate Cupcakes - I donated my very own cupcake recipe to make these extra special."
"If you haven't signed up to Bake with Compassion week, now is your chance and it's not too late. Start by visiting the Bake with Compassion page here and start spreading the word to all your friends and colleagues about how then can improve the lives of thousands of hens."
Compassionate Cupcake - Donated by Antonia Kime
This recipe will make 12 cupcakes.
Antonia has baked Compassion our very own unique cupcakes! Have a go yourself! Don't forget to send your photos to us.
6 oz. caster sugar
6 oz. organic butter
3 free-range eggs
6 oz. self raising flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
12 cupcake cases
200g cream cheese
100g organic butter
800g icing sugar
A drop of green natural food colouring
1 tsp vanilla essence
Decorative free-range hens
Hen cutter from a good kitchen shop
Natural food colouring
To bake the Compassionate Cupcakes
To begin, preheat your oven to gas mark 4. Cream the sugar and butter together until it looks like ice cream - a mixer will always do this best! Next, add the delicious free range eggs and continue to beat well. Once combined, add the flour and vanilla essence.
You'll need to get your cupcake cases at this point. Divide the mixture among the 12 cases and bake for 20 minutes. The cupcakes should be golden brown and light to the touch.
Here are my important icing tips:
Always use room temperature butter and cream cheese for best Compassionate Cupcake results.
Place a tea towel over the mixer of the icing sugar otherwise it will go everywhere!!!
To make my icing, simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and beat thoroughly.
Decorative free-range hens and eggs
Any good kitchen shop should have a small hen shaped cutter. Place your rolled icing on to a clean surface and cut out 12 hens. This is very easy to do and kids love it! It's like cutting out cookies from dough. You can make the eggs from the left over roll icing by rolling up a small amount in your fingers.
"I'll be joining you all for Bake week by donating all the proceeds I make for the week to Compassion."