Monday, January 26, 2009

Grown-up chocolate cupcakes

Makes 10

* 1 1/4 cups plain flour
* 1 cup caster sugar
* 1/2 cup good-quality cocoa powder
* 3/4 tsp baking powder
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1 egg
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 tbs rum
* 200g dark chocolate
* 1 cup cream
* Gold leaf*, to decorate

1. Preheat oven to 180°C and place the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. Add 1/2 tsp salt and stir to combine.
2. Place buttermilk, egg, oil, vanilla and rum in a separate jug then mix into the dry ingredients. Beat well to combine.
3. Line a muffin pan with paper muffin cases and divide mixture between them. Bake for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool.
4. Meanwhile, place chocolate and cream in a bowl over simmering water until chocolate melts. Set aside to cool slightly. Use an electric beater to beat until smooth. Spread over cupcakes and top with gold leaf.

Notes & tips
* * Gold leaf is edible and available from stationery stores.

delicious - Page 112
Recipe by Valli Little


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