The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Due to demand...

OK, due to the demand (27 requests) here is the recipe for the cupcakes I showed yesterday. Firstly I do need to say that I have found Nestle cocoa powder gives a really good result.004

Devil's Food Cupcakes (can be made into one glorious choc cake)

preheat oven to190/375degrees

line patty cake tins with cup cake liners

Sift together: 2 1/2 cups plain flour, 1 3/4 cups caster sugar, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 2/3 cups cocoa

Add, 155g (5oz) softened butter, 1 cup tepid water, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence.

Beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 3 minutes - yep, the time does matter.

Add 3 large eggs, increase the speed slightly and beat for a further three minutes.

Divide mixture between into the patty tins, filling them 2/3 full - I get about 16.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.  You want them so when pressed with the finger you leave just a very slight dent.

*To make this in to a large cake, I use 2 well lined and well greased deep 8" tins. Divide the mixture and bake in a moderate oven (180/350 degrees) for 35 - 40 minutes. Allow to sit in tin for 10mins before turning out.

When completely cold ice with the following

Beat together 75g/3oz softened butter, 175g/6oz Icing (confectioners)sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence and if wanted 2 tablespoons hazelnut spread and a handful of ground toasted hazelnuts.

I hope those of  you that try my recipe let me know how you got on with it.  It's a sure fire winner in this household.

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