I am slowly working my way through the new Hummingbird Baking Cookbook. After the massive success that were the Jaffa Cake Cupcakes, I was keen to try another biscuit inspired bake.
We had friends coming to stay for the weekend so I took the opportunity to try out the Jammie Dodger recipe. It was a beautiful sunny weekend, so the combination of sweet icing and jam evoked the feeling of a summery afternoon tea of scones and other good things.
The recipe tells you how to make your own mini ‘jammie dodgers’ to top the cakes. However, I must confess to a short cut here as I bought mine from the supermarket. It cut down the time needed for these cakes and meant I could complete them with little fuss.
The cupcake includes a sponge, jam middle and vanilla icing topped with a Jammie Dodger to provide some crunch. They turned out really well and looked impressive.
However, I often find with Hummingbird recipes that they make too much icing and therefore the cupcakes can be a little bit sickly. So next time, I will use less icing in an attempt to curb the sugariness of them. Apart from that, I was really pleased with them and will definitely make them again.
What did you bake this weekend?