Sunday, 5 April 2009

Chocolate Cup Cakes

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, gas 4
Weigh 2 or 3 eggs, then weigh the Butter, Flour and Sugar
to the same weight,
then remove one desert-spoon of flour
and add one desert-spoon of cocoa powder
Beat the Butter and Sugar together until pale in colour
Beat the eggs then add slowly to the butter and sugar mixture
Gently fold in the flour and cocoa powder.
Divide the mixture equally between the cake cases and cook.
Test to see if cooked with a skewer after about 15 - 20 minutes
When cool
For the topping,
mix 5ozs cream cheese,
1ozs softened unsalted butter,
3ozs sifted icing sugar
2 teaspoons drinking Chocolate
mixed to a paste with 2 teaspoons water
and teaspoon orange essence (optional) until smooth.
spread on top of the cakes


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