Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes made into little baskets for Easter. Coloured pipe cleaners got from a craft shop have been used. So easy and loads of fun. Ingredients..
140g Butter (softened)
140g Caster Sugar.
3 medium Eggs.
100g S.R. Flour.
25g Cocoa (sifted)
Preheat the oven to 170c, and place cases on a tray, I got 18 out of this mix. Cream the butter and sugar together in your mixing bowl. Add eggs 1 at a time and mix in well. Sift the flour and cocoa together and put into bowl. Fold in the flour until well combined. If at this stage, you think it is a little dry, add a small amount of milk. I added about a tablespoon full.
Put the mix into the cupcake cases and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes. Then cool on a wire rack and start on the fudge icing.
For the Icing.
85g Milk Chocolate (broken in to small pieces)
85g Butter (soft, also broken in to small pieces)
140g Icing Sugar.
Put the chocolate in to a glass bowl and melt the choc over simmering water.
Cream the butter and icing sugar together. Then beat in the melted chocolate.
When the cakes are cooled, spread on the fudge icing.
Decorate however you like. I used small chocolate Easter eggs covered in foil. But you could use Maltesers, candy type eggs or make a nest with coconut that is shredded and place an egg in the middle. Last, cut the pipe cleaners to the required length and bend to form a handle. Poke two little holes either side of the cake and put in your *handle*.
It might look ugly but it sure tastes good!
2 years ago