For the cupcakes

  • 170g margarine or butter
  • 170g granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170g self-raising flour (sieved)
  • 56g Mealworm Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • Dash of milk

For the buttercream


 1. Preheat the oven to 180 C/160 fan and line a cupcake tin with 12 cupcake cases.
 2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
 3. Add the eggs a bit at a time with a spoonful of sieved flour. Then add the vanilla essence and beat well.
 4. Fold the flour in a tablespoon at a time with a metal spoon.
5. Fold in the mealworm flour.
 6. If the mixture is a bit stiff add a dash of milk to slacken it until it’s a dropping consistency.
 7. Spoon into the mixture into the cupcake cases.
 8. Bake in the oven for 15-20mins. Check they are ready by inserting a skewer into the middle of the largest cupcake. If it comes out clean, they are done.
9. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
 10. While these are cooling you can make the buttercream. Beat the butter in a mixer for 5-10 mins until lighter in colour.
 11. Sieve in the icing sugar a tablespoon at a time and mix.
 12. Add the vanilla essence and mix in until the buttercream is light and fluffy. Then place the mixture in a piping bag ready to decorate your cupcakes.
 13. Decorate your cooled cupcakes and garnish with whole mealworms.

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