Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Chocolate Fudge Cup Cakes
I made these for Owen's birthday cake - we chose 13 out of the 20 and put candles in them - he loved them. I really needed a flat surace to put them on - next time I would put them on a cake board as the candles weren't easy to deal with on the outside slanting ones! You can see some are in the new tin and some in the old tins!
This recipe makes 20 cupcakes
preheat the oven 180c / 350f / gas mark 4
Put in a saucepan, heat gently - then bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins:
200ml/ 7fl oz water
85g/ 3oz Butter
85g/ 3ox Caster sugar
1 tbsp golden syrup
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp bicarb of soda
...into a small bowl and mix together
in a big bowl put
225g/ 8oz Plain white flour
2 tbsp cocoa
Now add the syrup mixture to the flour and then stir in the milk mix and beat until smooth.
Now you need to divide between 20 cases - about 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 mins
Allow to cool and make the topping.
This is as the recipe stated but I had loads left, it also recommends you use white and plain choc, but I didn't have any white so used milk and dark:
This is the total quantity if you want to do two different batches half it and make one of each.
100g / 3 and half oz of chocolate
4 tbsp water
50g/ 1 3/4 butter
350g/ 12 oz icing sugar
Melt the chocolate and water and butter in a bowl over boiling water, stir until smooth then mix in the icing sugar. The chocolate curl were made with chocolate and a veg peeler and I got in a right mess with it!