Wednesday 13 April 2016

What I Made Over Easter - Chocolicious Cupcakes

Hi everyone, since I haven't done a baking post in a good while, I thought I would show you these delicious chocolate cupcakes that I made over Easter and how to make them.

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Once you have all the ingredients up together, measure out the butter and sugar either into a large bowl or food mixer and blend together.

Lightly whisk 2 eggs and add to the mixture.

Then measure out the flour, salt and baking powder, thoroughly blend this in with the other ingredients to make a nice smooth consistency.

Finely chop up all the chocolate . . .

. . . and stir in with the rest of the mixture, even if you're using a food mixer!

Add some pretty cake cases to a tray and put a good large dollop of the mixture in each case.  You can always go back afterwards and add more to some or take it from others to even them out.

Bake the cakes for 18-20 minutes, turning them half-way through.  You may need to cook them a little longer or a little less time, depending on your oven, so keep a good eye on them!  Once finished, take them out the tray and place on a rack to cool for at least an hour.

Next, make up the chocolate icing, using the icing sugar, cocoa powder and a little warm water (just add a very small amount at a time and stir really well, be prepared for arm-ache!)

Once ready, ice and decorate one cupcake at a time or the icing will set before you've had chance to decorate them.
Using a palette knife, slice off the little curved mounds from each cake, add a small spoonful of icing and smooth it over the tops, add a mini egg and then a sprinkle of the finely chopped chocolate.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Why don't you have a go at making these, they're really easy and fun to make and you could use lots of different topping so they're not just for Easter either!  And if you do make them, send me your pictures on Twitter, I'd love to see them :-)
Until Next Time Stay Happy

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