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Weekdays 9am

Joss Stone's raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes

She made headlines last week - and now she’s invited us back into her kitchen. Today, Joss Stone’s showing us how to make her favourite cupcakes with a twist.  

Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes

Makes approximately 12

Ingredients

For the cake

200g caster sugar

200g butter, cubed and softened a little

4tsp raspberry jam

4 eggs, separated

200g self raising flour

2tsp vanilla extract

For decoration and frosting

8 tsp raspberry jam

150g white chocolate, melted

200g butter, softened

350g icing sugar

A few drops of vanilla extract

A dash of double cream

12 fresh raspberries


Method

1. Beat, or whisk the sugar and butter together until the ingredients are well blended, and are light in colour.

2. Whisk the egg whites until they have increased hugely in volume and are fluffy enough to hold their own weight.

3. Add the egg yolks to the butter and sugar mixture and a large spoonful of the whisked egg whites and mix to incorporate. Work in a little of the flour.

4. Continue to work in the egg white and self raising flour until both ingredients are used up and fully incorporated. 

5. Stir in a few drops of vanilla extract.

6. Add 4 teaspoons of raspberry jam in strips in the mixture and combine carefully - don’t mix too much. 

7. Pre heat your oven to 180c.

8. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases set into a muffin tin. Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes or until the cupcakes are completely cooked. Leave the cupcakes to cool.

9. Gently fold the softened butter into the melted chocolate and then add the icing sugar, little by little until it is completely incorporated. Stir in a few drops of vanilla extract, then load the frosting into a piping bag.

10. When the cupcakes are totally cool, use a small knife to cut a small indent from the top of the cake, about 2cm deep. Spoon a little strawberry jam into the cavity of each cupcake and lightly replace the lid.

11. Pipe on a generous amount of frosting, top with a fresh raspberry and your cupcakes are ready!

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Weekdays 9am