I had decided that for one weekend, I would try and go without making any sweet treats. As you can imagine, in my household it’s somewhat of a regular occurrence! It got to about 2 o’clock in the afternoon and the other half turns round to me and says, “Awww, aren’t you making any treats this weekend?” … ended up making these cupcakes from the Chocolate Box! Haha. Here is what you need to make about 12.
- 200ml Water
- 85g Butter
- 85g Caster Sugar
- 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 3 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1 tsp Bicarbonated Soda
- 225g Plain Flour
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 50g Plain Chocolate
- 50g White Chocolate
- 4 tbsp Water
- 50g Butter
- 350g Icing Sugar
Preheat your oven to 180°C & put 12 cases in a muffin tray.
Put the water, sugar, butter & syrup in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and cook gently for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and leave to cool.
Mix the milk with the vanilla essence and add the bicarbonated soda, stir to dissolve.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and add the syrup mixture. Stir in the milk mixture and beat until smooth and blended well. Spoon into the prepared cases, about 2 thirds full.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Check with a skewer at 15 minutes, if the skewer comes out clean they are cooked, if it has cake mixture on it cook for another few minutes and check again.
Take out the oven and leave to cool completely. Meanwhile, prepare the icing.
Break the plain chocolate into a bowl and add half the butter & half the water.
Put over a pan of simmering water and heat until melted. Whilst the bowl is still over the heat, sift in half the icing sugar and stir until smooth & thick. Repeat with the white chocolate.
Decorate half the cupcakes with chocolate icing & the other half with the white chocolate and leave to set.
I must admit, I can’t totally blame the other half for urging me to bake something sweet. I didn’t exactly take a lot of convincing!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!