October 8, 2006

"Hot Chocolate" cupcakes

Imagine a steamy cup of creamy dark lindt hot-chocolate, strong and rich cocoa content topped with dainty melted marshmallows floating on the surface. Now imagine all of that in the form of a cupcake!
220g dark chocolate broken into small chunks(minimum 70% cocoa content)
250g butter
3 large eggs
200gms sugar
1 1/4 cup plain flour
1 pinch salt
Marshmallows - for an added touch of melted gooey goodness!
Melt chocolate and butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Cream eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl till pale and fluffy. Beat in the smooth chocolate mixture and add in the flour and salt. Beat for another 1-2 minutes till well combined. Spoon into cupcake molds/cases and bake for 10-15 minutes in preheated 180 degree oven. They should still be soft and wobbly in the centers. If using mini muffin pan; bake for 6-7 minutes.Critically speaking; the cupcake was too rich and chocolatey for my liking; but I bet many chocoholic friends of mine would remind me that "There is no such thing as TOO chocolatey!" *laughs*. Well, I'm a fan of chocolate, but I couldn't possibly finish one of these little cupcakes without feeling like I've had too much. I'd probably repeat this recipe with mini muffin pans the second time around. For those who have specifically requested for "Chocolate-cake" recipes the past couple of weeks; this one's for you. This chocolate cupcake is moist, easy to do and really rich. Feel free to reduce the sugar proportion if you like; I would probably do the same on my next attempt.
For those expecting a chocolate "CAKE" recipe; It'll probably be on next week. Chocolate "baking" twice a week is a bad idea for a house full of young girls. I've not been battling the pounds at the gym often enough lately!These cupcakes were topped with sprinkles of colourful marshmallows of different sizes and popped back under the grill for 1-2 minutes to create a full "Hot-chocolate" effect. They traveled all the way to the home of a friend's gracious family who had me over for a casual lunch.Their animated little baby girl was delighted to see what I had in my container. The intelligent and cheeky 2 year old exclaimed "TEDDI BEyiah!!" with a twinkle of amusement in her eyes. Her charm left me speechless; I was a little reserved when I first got there, but after she began handing me her favorite toys with a smile, I guessed she kinda likes me! *laughs* I'm glad everyone at lunch enjoyed the cupcakes (despite them being an over-the-top INTENSE burst of chocolate! ), I felt welcomed in their home. Thanks for having me over Robert and Il Hea :). Thanks Jo for the ride ;)


QuaVadis said...

Yummy!!! A complete Chocolate fan here and will try this recipe when my sis gets back here on the 21st as she's a chocolate and a cupcakes fan!! But am of course waiting for that chocolate "cake" recipe and please please make it a super moist one :P

na said...

What a gorgeous little girl! She looks adorable. The cupcakes are lovely also Su-Yin, your culinary skills never cease to amaze. Keep up the excellent work! I put a link to your blog through mine as I trialed your truffles on the weekend. They weren't as cute as yours, but practice makes perfect!

Brilynn said...

You've sold me on this idea!

Su-Yin said...

quavadis: My chocoholic housemate gave it 2 thumbs up! haha so i suppose itll be a great recipe for u to try.

artizen flair: Yea she was really adorable, thanks for your kind words *blush* haha...I'm glad you had a go at the truffles; it doesnt really matter that they dont look "professionaly-done" as long as they taste that way ;) haha

brilynn: I'm a good sales person :P *laughs*