Thursday, 8 December 2011

Festive Chocolate Muffins...


It is a horrible windy rainy day,  so there is only one thing to do and that is to stay indoors and  bake some nice indulgent treats. I decided to go for these chocolate  festive muffins which I  have adapted from my regular cupcake recipe...

ingredients...

8oz self raising flour.
8oz caster sugar.
4oz cocoa
8oz butter
4 large eggs
3 oz dark chocolate melted.

Topping.

4oz butter
8oz icing sugar
2 oz  chocolate melted.

Directions...

Preheat oven to 180c. Line your muffin tin with festive paper cases. Mix together  flour, sugar ,cocoa and butter. Add the eggs and whisk until you have a smooth mixture .Add the melted chocolate and stir. Spoon into the baking cases and bake for 20 mins in the oven. Cool on a wire rack while making the topping.

For the topping ,just beat the butter and icing sugar until soft and creamy. Add the chocolate then pipe or swirl the topping on to the cakes. You can let the kids decorate how they wish. I added coloured cherries for a festive touch and I  dusted them with icing sugar.






Sit back and enjoy with a steaming mug of coffee or hot chocolate!
Anne xx


19 comments:

  1. Hi Anne - Oh My! I love cupcakes! did you ever try Red Velvet Cupcakes? Big in the US - i have seen only at one place here in Montreal, every time i go to physio i stop afterwards to get a latte and a red velvet cupcake, delicious!

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  2. these look so pretty and so yummy!! I am forcing myself to stay in one day next week and bake!!

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  3. Yummy, yummy!! I would love a cupcake and a hot chocolate! :))

    xoxoo

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  4. hmmm Anne that looks delicious!! x

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  5. Festive indeed! I wish I could come over:)

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  6. That looks so delicous and pretty. Just looking at these pics made me hungry.

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  7. Oh yum how wonderful love muffins any sweets really. Just found your lovely blog and have enloyed looking around, I'm now following you nice to find new friends to catch up with, if you find a minute hope you will visit me. Have a wonderful day.

    Always Wendy

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  8. Super festive and they look yummy Anne! :D
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  9. Can't go wrong with chocolate muffins! Some gumdrops would look good on top, too.

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  10. Yummy! The wind is awful here aswell although much worse up North x

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  11. Hi Anne,

    The chocolate muffins look delicious and so good with the glace cherries.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  12. Don't be a tease. Now you have to send some of these marvelous creations over to me.
    I kid.
    But seriously, these look deeeeelish.

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  13. These look beyond wonderful! I just might have to make these for my family this christmas! xo

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  14. Those muffins look yummy. You know, chocolate cupcakes are my favorite?
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  15. Those muffins look yummy. You know, chocolate cupcakes are my favorite?
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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