Monday, May 25, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes for Elizajayne's friend

So what does the child of a cupcake obsessed mother give as a birthday gift to their friends???

Cupcakes of course LOL

Here are the cakes Elizajayne gave to her friend on the weekend..........Chocolate Fudge cupcakes with chocolate fudge frosting and 100s & 1000s

All decorated up with matching boxes
Toppers and gift cards from a lovely lady on Etsy








Recipe as requested :)

115gr plain white flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
100ml water
40gr butter
3 tbsp caster sugar
1/2 tbsp golden syrup
1 1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( I use a vanilla bean)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

(I normally double this because it doesn't make many....the recipe says make 10 muffin sized)

preheat oven to 180c
heat together water, butter, caster sugar and syrup in a saucepan, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 5 mins. remove from heat and cool

mix together the milk, vanilla and bicarb, stir constantly to dissolve......alternatively pour the syrup mix and milk in the the flour mixture, beating well after each addition

fill each baking cup with the batter so they are no more than 2/3 full and bake them in the oven for 25 mins until they are firm to touch
leave the cupcakes in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack

FOR THE TOPPING

50gr plain chocolate
2 tbsp water
25gr butter
175gr icing sugar

melt the chocolate and butter together with the water in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth and thick. spread the warm icing on top of each cupcake and leave to set before serving

( i normally do 4 lots of this to go with the double lot of the cake mix because I leave it cool so I can pipe in on so use more then just spreading it and I have just done a chocolate butter cream as well)

From "The Cupcake Book" Susanna Tee

2 comments:

Jade said...

*AHEM* Recipe????? Drools....

Ruth said...

Wow, what a wonderful birthday present!!