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:
*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
3/4 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
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.|
I add the eggs one by one and continue to mix.
|Mix well to combine eggs with butter and sugar.|
Add the vanilla essence and mix.
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.|
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.|
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'.
|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.