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Anyone for Cake?

Daughter has a bit of a cupcake fetish…don’t we all? After a few mishaps (some recipes just don’t work, do they?) Success!

Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes:
Makes 12:
125g plain chocolate
125ml milk
30g cocoa powder, sifted
125g butter
110g castor sugar
2 eggs
125g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
400g plain chocolate
125ml double cream
Oven 325° (160°)
Place chocolate, milk and cocoa powder in pan, stir over low heat until chocolate melted and smooth, remove from heat and allow to cool.
Beat butter and sugar with electric whisk until fluffy, add eggs one at a time, still beating to combine. Sift flour and baking powder into small bowl then add flour and chocolate mixtures to butter mixture, combine.
Spoon into cake cases, bake for about 35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean, leave to cool on rack.
Glaze: Melt chocolate and cream over pan of simmering water. Spread over cupcakes and decorate with raspberries. Serve with whipped cream.

Go on, you know you want to…they’re gorgeous!


Yesterday our church youth group made and decorated cupcakes in the morning and then spent the afternoon ripping out ceilings and demolishing walls! A fun service project!
However the cupcakes looked so gorgeous Caitlin and I decided to make more today…

Simple recipe, 4oz sugar, 4oz butter, 4oz self-raising flour and two eggs…we made a batch each and I added chocolate to mine…we made normal cupcakes and bitesize mini cupcakes!

Then came the fun bit!

Decorating! We discovered the loveliest Frosting at Morrisons…unfortunately they were sold out of Chocolate, but we used Strawberry and Vanilla frosting…and lots and lots of sprinkles…sugar glitter, silver sugar balls, chocolate swirls, strawberry swirls, chocolate crispies, white chocolate stars and lots more!

We had fun! The cupcakes looked gorgeous and tasted just as good!