Cupcake Christmas tree


Orange,cranberry & chocolate chip cupcakes or the flavour of your choice placed in the shape of a Christmas tree then iced with green butter icing and decorated. For this tree I needed 14 cupcakes,From the cupcake recipe I made 18
Preheat oven to 180 C and line cup cake trays with the paper cupcake cases.
In a bowl whisk 9 tablespoons oil and 1 cup sugar then whisk in 3 large eggs and grated orange rind. Sift in 2 1/2 cups flour ,a [pinch of salt and 11/2 teaspoons baking powder.Add 3/4 cup of natural yogurt and whisk until the batter is smooth. Lastly fold in 3/4 cup cranberries and 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
Divide the cake batter between the paper cases and bake . Mine were ready in about 13 minutes so check . When cold shape into a tree on a cake board. Put some icing on the base of each cupcake so it keeps in place ,then cover with green butter icing and decorate .DSCF1850 DSCF1819 DSCF1820 DSCF1821 DSCF1822 DSCF1824 DSCF1847 DSCF1848

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