More Than “Just” A Chocolate Cupcake

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Happy Valentines Day!

Today I woke up to snow! Its snowing big and beautiful flakes outside! Its making Valentines day, even more romantic!

There is something special about Valentines Day, isn’t it?

I must confess I enjoy it because one has a reason, to sit down and enjoy a good meal with ones loved one.

I tend to spoil my friends and people surrounding me with sweet things (and because they are made with LOVE)

This is a recipe for these super chocolaty chocolate cupcakes, my friend Allegra said ‘ these are more than just a chocolate cupcake’

This cupcake is very rich and decadent but also very delicious.

Happy Valentines Day!

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Recipe

½ cup butter / 115 g butter

2-ounces/ 50 g semi sweet chocolate

3 tbsp. cacao powder

¾ cups /1.8 dl all purpose flour

½ tsp. baking soda / bicarbonate of soda

¾ teaspoon/ baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

½ cup / 1.25 dl sugar

¼ cup/ 0.6 dl light brown muscovado sugar

1-teaspoon vanilla extract

½ /1.25 dl cup milk

2tsp of lemon juice

Frosting

½ cup/ 4 oz. / 120 g cream cheese

0.65 stick of butter / 75 g softened butter

2-ounces/ 50 g dark chocolate

3 tbsp. cacao powder

A pinch of vanilla extract

1.3 cups/ 3 dl icing sugar

 

 

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F/ 175 °C
  2. Prepare a muffin tin. Mix the milk with the lemon juice.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate together. put a side and let cool
  4. Whisk eggs and sugars. Add butter and chocolate and milk to egg mixture.
  5. Add all other ingredients.
  6. Distribute to 12 muffins.
  7. Bake for about 18 minutes, or until not sticky when putting a toothpick in.

  1. Let cool completely.
  2. Whisk the cream cheese together with the soft butter.
  3. Melt the chocolate and set a side to cool. When its cold add while stirring
  4. Then add cacao powder, vanilla powder.
  5. Finally add a bit of icing sugar while stirring and continue to add until you reach your desired frosting.
  6. Frost the cupcakes
  7. Done!

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Love 

Charlie xx

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