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Spring is springing all over the place. Lambs are prancing, eggs are hatching, trees are blossoming and Easter is around the corner which means that Hot Cross Buns are in plentiful supply! If you love them but are on a cupcake only diet, however, don’t despair! Here is a recipe which combines the two.


For the Cupcakes –

270g unsalted butter, soft
200g caster sugar
50g dark soft brown sugar 
250g self raising flour, sifted 
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp cinnamon
4 lg free range eggs
3 tbsp whole milk
½ tbsp Golden Syrup
35g mixed peel
25g soaked currants

For the Buttercream –

300g unsalted butter, soft
675g icing sugar, sifted
3-4 tbsp whole milk
¼ tsp Angostura Bitters (optional)
Food Colouring (brown/orange/yellow)
Extra currants for decoration




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  1. Katherine Canon says:

    Hot cross buns one a penny two a penny hot cross buns! OK been a while I forgot rest of the song.

  2. Katherine Canon says:

    Happy Easter!

  3. Jennifer Martinez says:

    Thats looks good but what is that you put in the mixer and whats the name of it

  4. Vicki says:

    Jemma! Please can you translate the videos to Spanish?? (Sorry if I say something wrong, I'm from Argentina and I speak little of English ;P hahaha) I have 13 years old. 
    I love your videos, your recipes, everythings! 😀 Please please please translate them

  5. SzeHui Yeo says:

    Can you make lemon and poppy seed cupcakes please? x

  6. Eva MacCallum says:

    Came to crumbs&doilies yesterday had a lemon meringue cupcake and a cream egg one…absolutely delicious… I was too shy to say hi…

  7. Kacey Martin says:

    jemma ! can you please give me more ideas for me to make more cakes x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                any ideas ?

  8. Anaya Rivera says:

    You are so perfect

  9. Reanne Chinqui Gallego says:

    Make banana cupcakes please!!

  10. Houv Ly says:

    Hi Jemma! This is amazing. You did a really great job. I'm looking forward to watching your new videos.

  11. Maria Yaqoob says:

    Do we have to add the peel and mixed spice?

  12. Josh L says:

    Hi Gemma i wuv your channel. What do you think of those 'baking marges' you get in supermarkets could these be used in replacement for butter or is butter the beez kneez 

  13. Ian Silva says:

    Hi Jemma great video btw! i got a quick question for you. where did you get you tattoos from or who did them? because they look great thanks

  14. Sigrid Kangas says:


  15. Aashita Rajput says:

    can you say measurements in cups for us in the U.S.? PLEASE?????

  16. MusicMay says:

    Okay I'm a little stuck 😥
    Are currents raisins? 👍-👉👈-👎

  17. bushra hanif says:

    hi can u plz share the name of the vanilla extract u use plz

  18. Chloe :3 says:

    For the icing could you use cocoa powder to colour it???

  19. Louise Delsanto says:


  20. Nishta Amelia says:

    Hi Jemma, can you do a orange creamsicle cupcake pls!

  21. Rebecca Wilson says:

    Hi Jemma! What products do you suggest to a beginner in cake decorating? I want to move onto bigger and better creations, but I'm wondering if you have any tips as to your go-to tools/ingredients that can have multiple uses. Thank-you!

  22. ANAMIKA DUTT says:

    A recipe for the old favorite pineapple upside down cake/cupcake with your contemporary twist please @CupcakeJemma

  23. Lily Tran says:

    Your videos are simply amazing!

  24. Thereza Berenger says:

    Same!!! I love hot cross buns

  25. Alicia Bignall says:

    Omg now I kno wat hotcross buns look like…THANKSS

  26. Jennette Peters says:

    Hey Jemma Love your chanelle but you made me love it all the more because od the bitter that is made in my home land Trinidad & Tobago….Horray !!!!!

  27. Eniale94 says:

    I'm just impressed how every time you spoon your batter in, its practically the same each time. When I do it, I end up having abnormal sized cupcakes 😛

  28. Gluko Peponi says:

    I love all of your videos! You're amazing!

  29. Bruce Zuehlke says:

    Looks yummy

  30. Nique Nique says:

    Hi Jemma I wanted to ask if you have ever been on cupcake wars or will you be on cake war new series for cake war June 29th

  31. haleysky says:

    You are amazing


    🎶Hot cross buns, Hot cross buns, 1 a penny 2 a penny Hot cross buns🎶

  33. Isabel C says:

    "Hello it's me" 😉

  34. mohkam kaur says:

    any substitute to golden syrup?

  35. Sarah Heidman says:

    cupcake jemma what is golden syrup and can i find that in canada

  36. cass i says:

    In the beginning:
    Jemma: Hello it's me
    In my head:
    I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet 😂

  37. hussey78900 says:

    Hi Jemma big fan please could you try and make Chelsea buns

  38. nikiichan says:

    Great shot! It was really nice seeing those cupcakes rising! 😀 A bit funny to see you moving around like a busy bee!

  39. tina hudson says:

    Hi Jemma , I'm new to your channel, and would like to know if you could do some half batch of cup cakes for me.

  40. Elizabeth Bird says:

    What is the purpose of adding the golden syrup? Is it an essential ingredient?

  41. Isaac John Munion says:

    whats the title of the background music? it is sooo cuteeeee ! 😁😁😁😁 and her videos helped me in baking alot of cupcakes…and now trying to decorate different cupcakes..and still watching this as my guide…Thanks Jemma ! Love you ! <3

  42. Yo Yo Yo it is yasmin says:

    do you now the recepe for cream cheese frosting

  43. Lori Weinzapfel says:

    What is Golden Syrup?? Not from the UK.

  44. Saleena Bibi says:

    These look amazing jemma! 🙂

  45. Tamika Whiteman says:

    It was nice seeing you use Angustura bitters from my Homeland Trinidad

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