These were supposed to be sticky chocolate cupcakes topped with an elegant swirl of chocolate mousse. But…….Ifgo impatient and put the mousse on top before it had had time to set. This didn’t seem to detract from their appeal though. I left these alone for less than three hours and came back to find one solitary cupcake sitting on the side and many empty cases. My mister had had his mates round and they had demolished them.
The cake itself is a straightforward sponge made slightly wetter by the addition of cream:
50g of dark cocoa was mixed with 100 g of single cream and then set to one side. 100g butter and 100g sugar were creamed together until fluffy and then 2 eggs were added. This was followed by 50g of plain flour, 1tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt and half a teaspoon of vanilla essence. The cocoa mixture was then folded in along with a large handful of white chocolate chips. These were baked in a pre-heated oven at 180 oC for 25 min. The were then left to cool on a wire rack.
I won’t include the recipe for the mousse here as it really didn’t work but any chocolate frosting would probably work. But here is a photo of the last remaining cupcuke. It may not look the prettiest but it was sticky and chocolatey and delicious. Hopefully I’ll make them again witha more successful mousse top!