Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Chocolate & strawberry cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cupcake with fresh cream and chocolate covered strawberries- a must bake this summer!


For the cupcakes (makes 8-10)

  • 120g caster sugar
  • 100g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 40g soft unsalted butter
  • 120ml milk
For the cream:
  • 300ml double cream
  • 4tbsp icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla paste
To decorate:
  • fresh strawberries
  • 20g milk chocolate
To make the cupcakes combine all dry ingredients with butter and rub with your fingertips until the mixture is of sandy consistency.  
Add an egg and milk and mix quickly.  Divide the mixture between 8-10 muffin cases and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 20-25 minutes.

To make the cream beat double cream with icing sugar and vanilla until the cream is holding its shape.

Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

Melt milk chocolate and dip in the strawberries, leave to set, then place one on top of each cupcake.


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