Although they are delicious in their own right. I wanted to make something special using them. What better way to do that than with cake! I mean what’s a birthday without cake right?… 🙂
There are many recipes about for cupcakes like these, however I found nearly all of them contain more chocolate / coco flavour and I didn’t want anything to detract from the beautiful chocolates themselves or be too sickly . So I decided to compliment the chocs with a simple vanilla cupcake and frosting. Plus a tiny sprinkle of mixed chocolate funetti.
This recipe will make 6 large cupcakes or 12 small. (I made 6 big ones)
The ingredients you will need are :
4 oz (100g) margarine
4 oz (100g) Caster sugar
2 medium eggs
4 oz (100g) self raising flour.
For the frosting:
2 oz (50g) margarine or butter
4 oz (100g) icing sugar
A small splash of milk.
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius, 375 degrees Fahrenheit, gas mark 5. Have your paper cases ready or a greased patty tin.
5. When cooled make the butter icing by creaming the fat, gradually add the icing sugar and a splash of milk then stir together.
6.Decorate as you wish. I filled a piping bag and piped the frosting onto the cupcakes then added another lovely chocolate and some with extra chocolate sprinkles.
My top tip for this bake is, to the buttercream in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up slightly before using as it will make it easier to work with.
Keep your eyes peeled for a new biscuit recipe coming next.