Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cupcakes for Georgia

Bev from book club’s daughter, Georgia had her 16th birthday party last Saturday night. The theme was black and gold and Bev asked me to make cupcakes to match the theme. The cakes ended up looking quite simple, but I hope quite sophisticated! The cakes were a very chocolatey almost mud cake like texture. I used the crabapple bakery recipe for mud cake which described the cake as a lighter mud cake for those who don’t like their mudcake too dense. I actually love dense mud cake, but I think for cupcakes you need something a bit lighter.

The cakes were put into gold cases and then topped with chocolate ganache and little gold cachous. I hope everyone at the party enjoyed them!

Chocolate Mud Cupcakes (from the Crabapple Bakery Cook Book)

3 tbsp instant coffee
¾ c hot water
250g butter
300g dark chocolate
4 eggs
1/3 c neutral oil (I used rice bran oil)
½ c buttermilk
2 c flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 ½ c sugar
½ c cocoa

· Dissolve coffee in hot water
· Melt chocolate and butter together; stir in coffee
· Whisk together eggs, oil and buttermilk
· Stir in dry ingredients (I sifted the four and cocoa)
· Stir in coffee/chocolate mixture
· Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for about 20 minutes at 180c
When cold, ice with chocolate ganache (I use a ration of 3:1 chocolate to cream)


Cakelaw said...

These look gorgeous - I would have been very happy if someone made these for my birthday.

Raewyn said...

What classy little cakes - I bet the birthday girl and her friends thought they were superb.