My only amendments to the recipe were to use dark muscavado sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder.
I've never baked using sunflower oil or creme fraiche so I was interested how they'd turn out.
I overfilled the bun cases, so ended up with almost muffins. But who minds a big bun?
They aren't incredibly Christmas looking, but they have a festive star, and tasted lovely, especially with a brew. The only thing I wasn't happy with was that the bun was really crumbly. I did like the chocolate chips though.
I'm tempted to have a go and make these Christmas Cupcakes from the Baking Mad website next weekend, the bun should be nice and Christmassy with the mixed spice. These snowman cupcakes are really cute too.
I still don't really like calling buns cupcakes, or to cover the whole bun with icing.