Chocolate Cupcakes and Babycakes

14 December 2008 at 6:28 am Leave a comment

So I was invited to another Sunday night barbie with friends last weekend. I knew there would also be a few kids on the party, so I decided to make grown up and kid friendly versions of the chocolate cupcake.

Because I was strapped for time, I just made do with Nigella’s very handy cupcake recipe and just tweaked it around a bit so they can become chocolate madness!

Chocolate Cupcakes and Babycakes

125g unsalted butter, softened

125g self raising flour

125g caster sugar

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp milk

1 tbsp cocoa powder

100g bittersweet chocolate, melted

1/2 cup or so of semisweet choc chips

1. Preheat oven to 200 deg C. Line your cupcakes tin.

2. Beat butter and sugar together until well blended.

3. Add milk and a little bit of flour, in 2 batches.

4. Add eggs and again, a little bit of flour, in 2 batches.

5. Add in the rest of the flour. Beat well, and then add the vanilla extract.

6. Add cocoa powder. Fold in the melted chocolate and the choc chips.

7. Divide into your cupcake tins and bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from tins and cool on rack.

Chocolate Ganache

1 cup thickened cream

300g semisweet chocolate, chopped

1. Heat the cream on a pan. Bring to boil.

2. Remove pan from heat, and slowly add chocolate shards. Mix well until mixture becomes glossy and shiny.

*You can add sifted icing sugar if desired, however, there will be sugar lumps and it will take some time for the sugar to dissolve.

The adult version – chocolate on chocolate!

babycakes with sprinkles…

and silver cachous and a teeny tiny choc chip

and yes, they were a big hit in the party! The kids loved it and kept going back… and my friend’s 4 year old daughter christened me “Aunty Cupcake Witch” but apparently, witch in a good way. No complaints from me! 🙂 She requested rainbow cupcakes next time. Hmmmm…… 🙂

Half of the cupcakes were gone within minutes of me serving them (and that’s the cupcake tier I got from Victoria’s Basement hehehe0

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