Saturday, 31 December 2011

Gingerbread man muffins

This recipe comes from 'Cake days. Recipes to make every day special. The hummingbird bakery.'

Ingredients for 18 muffins:
  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 60g black treacle
  • 60g golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 310g flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 240 ml hot milk
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line muffin tin with paper cases. This time I had silicone muffin cases so there was no need for muffin tin and greasing.

Sift the flour, spices, baking powder into a big bowl and whisk them together. Put the  butter and sugar into electric mixer bowl and beat them until white and fluffy. Then add the golden syrup, black treacle, eggs and egg yolks. Beat them until all ingredients well incorporated. In a meantime heat up the milk. 
To the mixture in the electric mixer bowl add alternately the hot milk and dry ingredients mixture. Pour the batter into muffin cases 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Leave them in muffin cases fro a while after baking then transfer to the wire rack. Muffins have to be cooled down before decorating them.

Ingredients for frosting:
  •  600g icing sugar
  • 100g soft butter
  • 200g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • sugar, chocolate sprinkles
Put butter and icing sugar into electric mixer bowl and beat on low speed until sandy.  Add cheese and beat until soft and fluffy.

With a spoon, knife spread the frosting over muffins' tops and sprinkle with sprinkles. Enjoy !

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