Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What to do with leftover baking chocolate......

You make Chocolate Vanilla Cupcakes!

So sometimes if I bake this classic chocolate cake I have some leftover baking chocolate. So this is what I like to do to finish of the chocolate and end up with some yummy simple-to-bake chocolate vanilla combo cupcakes.

What you need:
*Mixing bowl
*Muffin pan lined
*Oven pre-heated to 170C

120g butter - softened at room temp and cubed for easier mixing
Tip: To get butter soft and at room temp. just remove from fridge about 20 minutes before baking.
2 eggs - also remove from fridge when removing butter
170g caster sugar
180g self-raising flour - sifted
50g baking chocolate - roughly chopped
125ml milk
3/4 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt

Step 1:
In most baking recipes on this blog, I always start by mixing or creaming the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. That is almost always my first step.
Just cube butter and put in mixing bowl with caster sugar. Mix till both has combined well.

Step 2:
I add the eggs one by one and continue to mix.

Mix well to combine eggs with butter and sugar.

Step 3:
Add the vanilla essence and mix.

Step 4: 
Mix in the flour, milk and salt.

Tip: I usually add the flour in two batches otherwise things can get a bit messy. Using a hand-held mixer is easy and convenient.

Step 5:
Fold in the baking chocolate chunks. Meaning, I just add in the baking chocolate into the mixed batter and mix it using a spatula. Keep some chocolate aside.

I roughly chop the leftover baking chocolate.
Step 6:
Your batter should be ready. Spoon 2 tablespoons full of batter into each muffin hole.

They should be about 3/4 full.

Sprinkle the chocolate chunks you set aside earlier on top of each 'cupcake'.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170C for 15 minutes.

Fresh from the oven. 

Truly a light cupcake with a hint of vanilla and chocolate combined. Zap in the microwave for 20 seconds (remove liners first) for a warm, fluffy treat!

I've also a variation of this recipe using raisins.


Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

ya, no waste, this is a good recipe.

daphne said...

Oh YEAH! There is no such thing as left over chocolate isnt it? ;) Well chosen!!

Mary said...

I love any recipe that helps avoid waste in my kitchen. If that tip regards chocolate I am especially grateful. Your use of leftover chocolate makes for the best leftovers I've ever seen :-). I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

noobcook said...

what a wonderful tea time snack!

The Sudden Cook said...

Thanks all. Sometimes buying ingredients can be tricky as you won't know what to do with the remainder. I am slowly learning.

Food For Tots said...

It's such a great idea to use leftover baking chocolate! Your cupcakes look so fluffy and delicious!

Simonne said...

Sudden cook,
I love using chopped choclate chunk for cakes n cookies. I think the choclate taste better than chips. Can I know what is your favourite brand of baking choclate or any brand to recommend ?

Thank you

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