Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Choc Chip Chocolate CupCakes


A few weeks ago I posted this recipe on my personal blog for a delicious and moist chocolate cake.


These cupcakes are very similar…one or two omissions and additions and you can create these delicious spongy morsels of delight cakes in time for tea.


This recipe makes 9 cupcakes - you can double up if you're baking for a larger party than...ahem...one!


Ingredients:
3/4 C flour,
1 t baking powder,
1/8 C cocoa powder,
1/2 C sugar,
1/3 C butter, soft (I use salted butter, so omit the dash of salt)
1 egg,
1/2 C instant coffee,
1/2 t vanilla,
1/4 C chocolate chips (I use Cadburys Top Deck).


Preheat the oven to 175ºC.
Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa and set aside.
Combine the coffee and vanilla and set aside to cool.
With the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes.
Add the egg and mix well.
Alternate mixing in some of the dry ingredients and then some of the coffee mix until everything is well combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.


Pour into cupcake wrappers set in a muffin tin.
Bake for 20 minutes.


For the chocolate frosting:
1/2 C butter, soft,
1 C icing sugar,
1/8 C cocoa,
1/2 t vanilla,
1/2 t coffee.
Whip the butter for 5 minutes until light.
Mix together the icing sugar and cocoa and add to the butter.
Add the vanilla and coffee and mix well.
You can add a little cream or milk to change the consistency if you like.


Pipe roses using a large star shaped piping nozzle.


I made a few fun cupcake toppers using pretty paper and these cute heart, star and cupcake buttons.


Simply cut out the shapes you want from scrap booking paper. 
Sew or glue a button into place. 
Then glue the top of a toothpick down followed by another cutout of paper to cover the back…these cupcake toppers are festive and perfect for baby showers, engagement parties, weddings, hen parties, tea for one...any occasion you can imagine. 

10 comments:

  1. Those sound delicious - and I love the cupcake toppers with yummy buttons!!

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  2. Sounds delicious! Chocolate, Chocolate Chips & Coffee! Plus, I love your decor. Thanks for sharing. Coming by from 733.

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  3. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

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  4. Its so cute! Love your design! Must be delicious too!


    Coming from Mix it up Monday! Visit me on my blog!

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  5. Your Cupcakes are just adorable and look delicious to! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. These cupcakes are beautiful! And look delicious too. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

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  7. Thank you for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!!! You are one of this week's features!

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  8. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Have a terrific week!
    Cathy

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  9. What a creative way to make cupcake toppers! :)

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