Tuesday, 15 February 2011

valentine heart cupcake

These cupcakes are dedicated to all those who believe in Valentine's day.......!!!

This recipe ... it was adapted from my favourite book muffins & bakes. 

  • 6 tbsp  butter, softened , or soft margarine
  • 85 grams caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 85 grams caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 70 grams plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
For topping:

  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 115 grams icing sugar
  • 25 grams plain chocolate melted
  • Sprinkles flower decorations
  1. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder.
  4. Using a metal spoon , fold into the mixture.
  5. Spoon the mixture into paper cases.
  6. Bake the cupcakes  in a preheated oven, 180C/350F, for 20-25 minutes. or until well risen.

To make the topping:
  1. Put the butter in a large bowl and beat until fluffy.
  2. Stir in the icing sugar and beat together until smooth.
  3. Add the melted chocolate ( here I used hersely's chocolate sauce instead of chocolate ..... was lazy to melt the chocolate) and beat togther until well mixed.
  4. When the cakes are cold, pipe the icing on top of the cake.
  5. Decorate with the sprinkle....!!

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