I'm a huge fan of cake - you cannot really go wrong (unless there's banana in it - bleugh!) and this love of cake not only is the eating of cake but extends to baking cake. I cook when I'm stressed - my house has tons of cake during exams... I've sold cakes to the local farm shop and made some money one summer. Safe to say, I can't really go wrong with cake!
So in light of this love, todays post is my favourite cake recipe.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
|My cakes - Sprinkled with edible glitter... Can't go wrong!|
For the cake, you will need:
6oz self raising flour.
6oz caster sugar.
1tsp baking powder.
50g cocoa powder.
50g crushed clear mints. (These are optional because they are such a pain in the ar*e to crush....)
This should make approx. 16-20 cupcakes
For the icing & decorations, you will need:
4oz room temperature butter. (Can used margarine, but when you add the food colouring, it may discolour slightly...)
6oz icing sugar.
green food colouring (Add to desired colour)
mint food flavouring (Add to desired taste)
Decorations to top. (I tend to use a block of chocolate)
This is supposed to cover 12 but I tend to double the recipe to cover all the cakes and go with it.
Now, as much as I love to cook, I'm incredibly lazy. Add all the cake ingredients into a bowl and whisk with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Divide among cases and place in a oven preheated at 180'c fan assist/Gas Mark 4/350'F. Wait 10-15 minutes and check whether they are cooked.(stab with a sharp knife if it comes out clean, they're done. Allow to cool.
Whisk softened butter with icing sugar (Add a little at a time...) add food dye and flavouring until you have a smooth minty green icing. Pipe or spread onto the cooled cakes. Decorate. And enjoy!