Saturday, 29 December 2012

Gingerbread latte

Those cupcakes were very delicious. Gingerbread flavour, soft and rich cake with cinnamon and coffee butter cream. Perfect ! The recipe comes form 'Making cupcakes with Lola' cookbook.

Ingredients for 12-18 cupcakes:
  • 120g golden syrup
  • 120g black treacle
  • 200g heavy cream
  • 250g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 135g butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

Sift the flour, baking powder, cocoa, coffee, ginger, mixed spice, nutmeg, salt into a big bowl and set aside.

Put the golden syrup, black treacle and heavy cream into a sauce pan. Heat the ingredients up until they turn into liquid. Do  not  let the mixture to boil.

Into an electric mixer bowl put the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. 

In a meantime preheat the oven to 180C. line muffin tin with paper cases.

When the butter and sugar turn into fluffy mixture add the eggs one at the time beating continuously. When the eggs well incorporated add half of the flour mixture and half of wet ingredients mixture beat until all ingredients combined and repeat with remaining ingredients. 

Spoon the batter into paper cases about 3/4 full. Bake about 25 minutes. When ready remove form the oven and keep for a while in muffin tin then transfer to wire rack to cool down completely.

Ingredients for frosting:
  • 120g soft butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • mixture of 2 tsp instant coffee and 1/2 tsp boiling water and  1 tsp cinnamon
Place the butter into an electric mixer bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla extract and sugar (reduce the mixer speed otherwise your kitchen will be dusted with sugar) and beat until well incorporated. The add the milk and increase the speed to high. 
In a meantime put the instant coffee, cinnamon and boiling water into a small bowl and combine them with a spoon until they turn into a thick mixture. When the butter cream is ready add thick mixture and beat until is well incorporated. 
Put the butter cream on top of each cupcake. Enjoy !



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