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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Chocolate Fudge Baskets

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*.


Coby said...

My kids say 'You did a good job, they look good, they look lovely, they're very good chicks that you chose.' (Miss 6) and 'It's so colourful and so good with chickies and I think that's so cute and it's so beautiful I wish I could eat them!' (Mr 3).

Sally said...

Thank you Kiddies (6) and (3). If we lived closer, I would bring some round for you.
My grand daughter is about to turn up and she will eat more than her share, I am sure.
Have a smashin' Easter all of you.

Mary said...

very nice work they came out perfect....happy Easter!

Lisa said...

These are lovely Sally - I can't wait to get baking tomorrow! I adore the little pink chicks - I can only find yellow... :(

Happy Easter!

Rhyleysgranny said...

These are a total delight. So pretty :)

Jacqui said...

Having been away Easter was passing me by until I saw these wonderful little creations. With no little ones of my own here I will indulge the neighbourhood kids.

Kelly-Jane said...

They are gorgeous Sal, my missy would love them too - as would I :)

Cakespy said...

What a sweet decorating idea, and delicious sounding cakes!

arista said...

They look so cute! and pink chickies too!

Anonymous said...

Hottie, I just love the colours and they look so professional Happy Easter.


Sally said...

Thank you for your comments every one. Only 2 left now of these sweet little baskets. Might have to make some more.