Prep time 30 min
Cook time 20 min
Serves 12
Nutritional information per serving
Weight 12 g


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  1. preheat oven to 170°c/150°c fan forced. line a 12-hole (1/3 cup/80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. sift flour into a large mixing bowl, add sugar. whisk together eggs, NESTLÉ CARNATION Lite Cooking Cream, butter and vanilla essence. add to flour and beat at low speed until just combined; increase speed and beat for 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  3. spoon mixture into cupcake cases. bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden. cool completely.
  4. using an electric beater, cream butter for 1-2 minutes until pale. add icing sugar and water; beat until fluffy and creamy. colour with colouring if desired.
  5. spread icing over cupcakes. decorate with edible mini animal decorations, if desired.

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