Friday, July 3, 2009

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with handmade chocolate flowers

With great success yesterday, l couldn't wait to try another recipe from my new Divine Cupcake Book.

The next one on the list was Mint Chocolate Cupcakes, these were made for a friend who loves anything to do with mint and chocolate.

I decorated the cupcakes with chocolate ganache and some handmade chocolate flowers.

Once again l halved this recipe as it make 24.

140g dark chocolate
330ml water
4 tblsp Cocoa
300g self-raising flour
2/3 cup ground almonds
180g butter, softened
400g brown sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp peppermint essence

Pre Heat oven to 170'C
Melt chocolate and water together in a small saucepan
Sift Cocoa, Flour and ground almonds together
Beat butter and sugar together until light, add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Add peppermint essence.
Stir in the dry ingredients, then add the cooled Chocolate mix and blend until smooth.
Divide mixture evenly between cases and cook for 30 minute.

Chocolate Ganache

400g Dark Chocolate
375ml Cream

Melt the Chocolate and Cream over a saucepan of simmering hot water. Stir to combine, once combined remove from heat and let cool.

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  1. Yvette made these for me and all l can say is that my little family of four at all 12 of these in one night! They were so delicious and the chocolate flowers made it that extra bit special. They were the perfect thing to cheer me up after a couple of bad days! xxxxx

  2. These look delicious...