Saturday, 14 May 2011

Chocolate cup cakes with vanilla cream

Those cup cakes are for chocoholics. They are very chocolaty with crunchy chocolate chips. They are a little bit dry but vanilla topping makes them slightly more moisture. Recipe comes from 'Chocolate Bakes. Over 75 divine recipes for cakes, biscuits and treats.' cookbook.

Ingredients for 10 cup cakes:
  • 125g softened butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g cocoa
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 112g softened butter
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Fold in the flour and baking powder. Add the cocoa and milk and stir in well. At the end stir in chocolate chips. 
Chill for 2 hours.
In a meantime heat up the oven to 200C.
Line muffin tin with paper cases.
Spoon the batter into muffin cases. Bake for 20 min until risen.
Prepare cream. Beat together butter and half of the sugar. After a while beat in the remaining sugar, milk and vanilla until fluffy. Pipe onto cooled down cup cakes. You can sprinkle them with sugar or chocolate sprinkles.

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