1 quantity classic cupcake recipe (see related recipe)
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 cup dark or milk choc bits
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, extra, to serve
1/2 cup cream
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Follow step 1 of classic cupcake recipe, reducing self-raising flour to 1 1/2 cups. Stir in cocoa powder and choc bits.
Follow step 2 of classic cupcake recipe.
Bake cupcakes following step 3 of classic cupcake recipe.
Make icing: Place cream and chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Remove from heat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until a spreadable consistency. Spread over cupcakes. Sprinkle with cocoa.
Shortcut: Place cream and chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat, uncovered, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon, for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on MEDIUM (50%) power, or until melted and smooth.
As a young girl, I was my dads ‘cupcake’ so the name has just stuck. For my birthday and christmas I’m guaranteed to recieve something to do with cupcakes - this year for my 18th it was an Apron, chopping board, oven mits and mugs. EVEN my birthday cake was a cupcake, mind you with DC shoes on top :)
So the aim of this blog is for me to share my favourite photos and recipes with you and hopefully you will submit some back :)