Kids in the Kitchen: Chocolate Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
After receiving some of the items he chose with his Silver Mushroom voucher, D was keen to put them to good use. I adore this cake cooling rack he chose so he decided to make some chocolate cupcakes so he could use his new cooling rack.
He picked a recipe from his 'The Great British Bake Off Great Book of Baking' and got started. I love seeing his independence in the kitchen nowadays. I hardly need to supervise him as his confidence has just grown and grown.
Often we find that chocolate cake tends to go dry when we make it but this was deliciously moist. I'm wondering whether it is because this recipe uses oil instead of butter/marg? and also includes a fair bit of milk too? We didn't have sunflower oil as the recipe required so used groundnut oil instead.
The cake mixture turns out really runny and I was dubious as to how well it would rise as it only needed one egg. But they turned out brilliantly. Albeit a little messy to scoop into the cake cases.
Instead of making the butter chocolate frosting in the book, we made a cream cheese chocolate frosting. I didn't keep a note of exact quantities but it was something like this:
a 250g pack of cream cheese
a few tablespoons of butter
a tsp of vanilla extract
several tablespoons of cocoa powder
even more tablespoons of icing sugar (probably several cups)
Mixed well using a hand mixer until combined and thickened up.
We could resist waiting until the cupcakes had totally cooled so ended up icing them and eating them quickly so the icing wasn't quite a firm as it could have been. Then finally finished with some sprinkles on top.
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