Cranberry & Pistachio Cupcake with White Chocolate Buttercream

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I’m favouring a new cup cake flavour combination these days. Well… its not really new as such. Its white choc + pistachios + cranberries soaked in Southern Comfort. Yep you read it right, Cranberries soaked in Southern Comfort! I first made this cupcake at christmas. I’ve made several variations of the white choc, pistachio and cranberry combination but I don’t usually soak the cranberries.

Last christmas, whilst prepping for my marathon cake making session, I was looking at all the booze I had in the house to see what would be best to soak the cranberries in. All I had were various Bailey’s and Marsala. Then I spied a bottle of M’s Southern Comfort. Perfect! That was just what I needed. The cranberries were plump and juicy and the southern comfort in the background gave the cake a little air of mystery. Everyone kept saying, ‘There’s something else in this cake…I just can’t put my finger on it’. It was a roaring success 🙂

Pecan Brittle

As promised, here is the recipe for the pecan brittle that was used as a topping for the carrot cake. Its a fairly easy recipe. There are two ways to make this brittle. I have tried both methods and both are equally easy. The second method invovles stirring the sugar and I know what you…