Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Chocolate muffins with apricots

Those muffins look very pretty: dark cake, orange fruit and white icing. Lovely combination of colours I hope you will share my opinion. This is my favorite type of cake, light and fluffy, not too sweet and, thanks to fruits content, little bit sour. The recipe a little bit change by me comes from this website.  I tried to make them healthier so plain flour was replaced by wholemeal one. 

Ingredients for 16 muffins:
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g grated dark chocolate
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 125 ml canola oil
  • 8 fresh apricots
  • almond flakes
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.

Grate the chocolate on finely shreds and place them in the bowl. Add the flour, baking powder, cocoa and mix them well. Set aside.

Break the eggs into separate jug add the sugar and whisk until pale and creamy. Add the buttermilk and oil and mix well. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients bowl. Combine until all ingredients are just moist.

Spoon the batter into muffin cases, half full.
before baking

On top of each muffin place half of apricot, sprinkle with almond flakes. 
Bake in  preheated oven 25 - 30 minutes. Until skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

When ready remove from the oven and set aside to cool down.

In a meantime prepare the icing.

  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk
Place all ingredients in small bowl and combine with a spoon or fork until smooth and thick.
Spread the icing on top of each muffin.

Enjoy !

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