Friday, 21 November 2014

Pink Cakes with Zingology

Last week was children in need at school and so to help the school raise money I was asked to make some cakes for my son's class. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to try out using my Raspberry Zingology powder. I have already reviewed their beetroot powder which you can read about here if you missed it: Pink Pizza with Beetroot Zingology powder.


Zingology is not like other brands of dried powders as it is 100% natural and the goodness of the Raspberry fruit remains with it because of their unique process. It comes in four flavours: beetroot, carrot, raspberry and strawberry and I have being trying out the raspberry in my Pink Cupcakes.

Ingredients: Cakes
200g butter
200g caster sugar
4 eggs
200g self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder

Icing:
125g unsalted butter, softened
400g icing sugar
3-4 tablespoons of milk
1 tsp Raspberry Zingology powder to flavour

Making the cakes:
1. Preheat oven to 180C and line your tin with 24 cupcases

2. Mix all if the ingredients for the cakes together in a large bowl and beat well until the mixture is blended and smooth.


3. Fill each paper case about 3/4 full and bake for 15 - 20 mins in the oven.

4. Leave cakes to cool on a wire rack.

Making the icing:
1. Beat the butter until pale and light then sift in the icing sugar and zingology powder

2. Add the milk and beat until smooth

3. Pipe onto your cupcakes we used a star end.



I did try adding a bit of the Zingology powder to the sponge mixture as well but unless you put a lot in you couldn't see the colour in the sponge, however it was really easy to add to the icing and left the icing a lovely pale pink colour with little speckles of pink in it too. The cakes looked really pretty and I know that they all got eaten. They were really simple to make and we found the raspberry powder gave them that little extra special thing. My youngest was really keen to help me make them and there were plenty of things for him to help with.


The raspberry Zingology powder tastes delicious and gave the icing a lovely extra raspberry favour instead of the vanilla one you would normally get. It was really easy to use it and we will be adding raspberry to some of other foods too. Zingology have loads of recipe ideas on their website but some to get you thinking are, you could make raspberry icecubes or add it as a topping on your icecream. Or what about whipping it up with some cream to accompany your chocolate cake? Pink cream would definitely make a good talking point.


What have you been baking this week?

Disclaimer: We were sent a sample of the Zingology Raspberry powder in order to review it.

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