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Epilepsy Action Tea Break - Friday 21 October

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Hattie's blueberry and raspberry cupcakes

I had loads of fun baking these blue and pink cakes. They are muffin-sized but I used a cupcake mixture instead of a more traditional muffin batter to make them extra moist.

The cakes are super easy to make, really tasty and delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. I added some blue and pink neon coloured sugar to add some extra colour to the finished cakes, but you could use Demerara if you wanted.


  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • A few spoonfuls of milk (if required)
  • 75g fresh blueberries
  • 75g fresh raspberries
  • A few extra berries for decoration
  • A few spoonfuls of Demerara sugar for decoration


Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190 degrees C/ 170 degrees C fan

Line some muffin tray with paper muffin cases

Cream together the butter and sugar

Beat the eggs into the mixture a little at a time

Sift in the flour, folding into the mixture with a metal spoon

The mixture should be of a soft dropping consistency (It will drop off a spoon easily without being forced). If it is too thick, add a few spoonfuls of milk.

Gently fold in the blueberries and raspberries- be careful not to beat the mixture too firmly as you will knock out the air.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases until they are two-thirds full.

Press the fruit kept for decoration into the top of each of the muffins.

Sprinkle the muffins with a pinch of Demerara sugar so that they have an added crunch when baked (I used neon blue and pink sugar for added colour impact but this is not compulsory!).

Place the muffins on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15-20 mins, or until a skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Cool the muffins on a wire rack before eating.

Why has this recipe been donated to Epilepsy Action?

A cup of coffee and a piece of cake can make a real difference for people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action’s network of coffee and chat groups can provide a life line to people who might be feeling isolated because of the condition. Coffee and chat groups give people affected by epilepsy an opportunity to come together and share their experiences.

Text ACT NOW to 70700 to donate £5, the cost of a cup of coffee and piece of cake, to Epilepsy Action. Together we can make sure no-one has to face epilepsy alone. Terms and conditions.

Want to hold your own Tea Break?

Each year in October, Epilepsy Action holds a fundraising event called Tea Break, asking people to pop the kettle on, make a brew, bake a cake and have a cuppa with us! The money raised goes towards helping everyone affected by epilepsy in the UK! 

Holding a Tea Break really is a piece of cake! Whether it’s a cup of tea and a cake in your kitchen or a tea party at your workplace, you can hold your Tea Break anywhere and invite anybody along to share the fun. In the past, we have had Tea Breaks registered all over the UK; from Cornwall to Scotland, in schools, homes and workplaces.  

If reading this recipe has inspired you to hold a Tea Break for Epilepsy Action, why not register for your free fundraising pack now and bake a difference?

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Event Date: 
Thursday 28 August 2014 - 14:03

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