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Savory Cheddar Cupcakes with Creamy White Frosting

Savory Cheddar Cupcakes with Creamy White Frosting

Deceiving in appearance, rewarding in flavour – our recipe for Savoury Cheddar Cupcakes has every part of its delicate appearance packed with matching decadence. Topped with a cheese-swirl frosting, balanced tones of both heat and tartness are gained from aged Cheddar, fresh herbs and spices.

1 serving
Sweet Umami

ingredients

Frosting:

  • 2⅗ ounces soft butter
  • 2⅗ oz Castello® Double Crème White
  • 0.9 ounce red pesto
  • 1 tsp chili sauce

Cupcakes:

  • 4 shallots
  • 1 leek
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • a little butter
  • 4⅗ ounces soft butter
  • 0.9 ounce sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3½ ounces white flour
  • 1¾ ounces whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 ounce grated Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar

preparation

1. For the frosting: To make the frosting, beat softened butter and Double Crème White until smooth.

2. Add the pesto and chili sauce and stir until combined. Let it set in the fridge.

3. For the filling: Chop the onions and leeks.

4. Cook the onions slowly in butter in a frying pan over medium heat.

5. When they start to brown add the sugar to kick start the caramelization process. The onions are done when they have turned completely golden brown.

6. Remove the onions from the pan and saute the leeks briefly. Let both cool

7. For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350°F (fan)

8. Whip the butter until light and airy. Add sugar and whip until fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.

9. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper and thyme. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and then carefully add the grated Extra Mature Cheddar.

10. Fill each baking cup with about 1 tablespoon batter to cover the bottom. Place some onions and leeks in the middle then top with more batter.

12. Bake for about 25-30 min. until golden and crisp. Let them cool before decorating with the cheese frosting and a little fresh thyme.