As I'm sure most of you know, this week in the UK is National Cupcake Week, so I couldn't let it pass without trying a recipe I've been wanting to taste for ages, and it did not disappoint. I can't believe I waited so long to make these cupcakes, because they are, in a word, amazing. Not that I mean to blow my own trumpet, but wow, I loved this recipe so much I made them two nights in a row! But don't worry, I didn't eat them all myself...
Anyway, I'll share the recipe, which is from the Next I <3 Cupcakes book, which someone bought for me as a gift. It's actually quite a nice little book. It says it makes 18 cupcakes, but if you ask me they'd have to be quite stingy cupcakes because I only made 14 in quite small cupcake cases.
|Ready for the oven!|
You may (or may not) know from reading my previous posts, I'm always a bit skeptical of 'all in the bowl and beat' recipes, probably because my mum taught me to bake a lot as a child in the old wooden spoon and fold in the flour method. But I was pleasantly surprised, because these cakes did actually rise very well, in spite of my cranky old oven. I suppose you do fold in the sour cream, so maybe that traps the air in!
But alas, another failed cupcake case, as these went horribly see-through.
Anyway, here's the recipe, let me know if anyone gives it a try!
For the cakes:
115g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
115g plain flour
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
25g cocoa powder
125ml soured cream
- Preheat oven to 180⁰C and line a muffin tin with cases
- Sift flour, and beat sugar, margarine, eggs, flour, cocoa powder and bicarb of soda until just smooth
- Fold in sour cream with a large metal spoon.
- Bake for 15-20 mins until well risen and firm
For the icing:
125g plain chocolate
3 tbsp caster sugar (use more or less depending on how sweet you want the icing)
150ml soured cream
- Melt chocolate, and leave to cool slightly once fully melted, then whisk in sugar and soured cream until combined. Ice each cupcakes and decorate as desired!
|The see-through case :(|
|But oh, the yummy, yummy chocolate!|