Sunday, 31 May 2009

Chocolate Honeycomb and More



I do not think I have posted any chocolate cupcakes on here yet? So how about these, Giant chocolate honeycomb cakes , chocolate butter mountain cupcakes and chocolate sandwich cupcakes! All of which are cup-less for design I guess and using a muffin size silicone tray. Turned of pretty well and I always put this down to good quality cocoa when making chocolate cakes. I used Bournville which is a rich dark cocoa, though I tend to favour Green & Blacks, do not know if either are available worldwide? Oh and the piping bag got an airing again but not for anything too exciting as you will see. This recipe makes 12 standard size cupcake or 6 Giant cupcakes (muffin size)
4oz caster sugar

2oz self raising flour

teaspoon of baking powder
2 oz of good quality cocoa powder

4 oz of margarine/softened butter

2 large free range eggs

1 tbsp milk
to decorate:
7oz of icing sugar
1 heaped dessert spoon of good quality cocoa

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

3 1/2 oz of margarine or softened unsalted
chocolate honeycomb (ie 'Crunchie' - UK 'Violet'- Australia, maybe people can suggest equivalents for USA and other countries?)

Sift flour, cocoa & baking powder and place in a bowl with sugar. Add eggs and margarine and mix well, this is when I would of done away with tradition for an electric mixer hehe. The mixture becomes easier when milk is added and should be a consistency that it will plop off the spoon! Add to muffin tin or cups - it is up to you if you prefer to use the cups. Bake for 20-25 minutes or till spongy to touch. Oven temperature 160c/325 f/gas3. Allow to cool before decorating.

Honeycomb is roughly sliced, place butter icing in piping bag and pipe a swirl in which to place honeycomb. For sandwich cakes slice through cake and fill with butter icing before replacing top and finishing with a sprinkling of sifted icing. Butter mountains are simply a generous swirl of butter icing piped on top. The sponge is delicious and light and like I mentioned the flavour is down to good cocoa. Chocolate chips would of been good, bars you have chipped self are best I think. Hmm white chocolate chunks would be good.



Chocolate Sandwichs, Chocolate Honeycomb cupcakes and Chocolate Butter Mountains

Chocolate Honeycomb Cupcake (above)




Chocolate Butter Mountain Cupcake

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