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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Can I get a woooooooooo for actually doing both of the things for my Bake and Make this month in two days. Yesss, I forgot about it but let us look over that for a minute. I have managed to do make cute little fabric flowers yesterdays and bake these delicious cupcakes perfect for them late, cold nights!

Hot chocolate cupcakes. Yes. Hot. Chocolate. Cupcakes. One of the best drinks everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr in food form, smothered in chocolate and marshmallows. Life cannot get any better than this!


This recipe is from BBC Good Food and I can't believe how easy they were to make, yum yum in my tum!

So here is 'Hot Chocolate Cupcakes'...

This recipe is from BBC Good Food, no copyright intended.

Ingredients:
 
For the cupcakes
100g plain flour
20g cocoa powder (I used hot chocolate powder to create the drink part in the cupcakes)
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter (essential that it is at room temperature)
120ml whole milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
a 12-hole cupcake tray, lined with paper cases
 
Marshmallow Frosting:
Pink and White marshmallows
 
Decoration
Chocolate (for melting and for grating)
Tiny marshmallows
 
What to do now:
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C(325F)Gas 3
  2. Put the flour ,cocoa powder (or hot choc powder), sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in a free standing electric mixer with paddle attachment or use a handheld electric whisk and beat on a slow speed to combine ingredients until you get a sandy consistency.
  3. Whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract together in a jug then slowly pour about half into the flour mixture, beat to combine and turn the mixer up to high speed (scrape any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula).Continue mixing for a couple more minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the sponge bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the cupcakes to cool slightly in the tray before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. This is where I changed this recipe. The frosting. In a bowl, place 10 marshmallows in a microwave for about 10 seconds or until melted. Place a dollop of marshmallow on your now cooled cupcakes.
  6. Place some chocolate in a bowl and again, melt in the microwave until smooth. Pour a bit of the sauce over the melted marshmallow. Top off with grated chocolate and tiny marshmallows and voila, you drink, I mean your cupcakes, are served!
And the tasty product is...
 




Look how sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good they look!
You can have them cold or heat them up a little (not too long though) in the oven.
I just love the hot choc taste of the cupcake with the marshmallow frosting and chocolate sauce. It is like a sweet dream of the best drink ever.
 
Well there you have it!
My Bake and Make is done for this month and just in time for tomorrow as hopefully I will be doing Blogmas! Well trying to do Blogmas!
Until next time
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