Friday, October 26, 2007

Almond and Chocolate Cupcakes with Black Cherries

I am exceptionally content with these cupcakes. These of course are my first cupcakes but the recipe was very delightful, for my taste. They weren't too sticky as muffins, which I don't like, and in the same time the upper part was crunchier than the inside-the-case part. A personal favourite because it's not complicated and the result was excellent for me :)
I changed sugar with muscovado sugar because if its strong molasses flavour, which I find great.

The base recipe was from here , and after the modifications, now the instructions how to proceed:

You need:

150 gr softened butter
1 and 1/2 cups of muscovado sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
2/3 cup ground almonds
1 cup flour
2 tbsp dark rum
about 50 gr melted chocolate
2 tsp baking powder

black cherries filling

for the decoration:
double cream + sugar
melted chocolate for the figures

What to do:
In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar together using a mixer, until they form a smooth mixture. Add the two eggs and the milk and while continuing beating add the almond powder. Carefully add the melted chocolate, the rum and the flour, and at the end the baking powder.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and spoon the dough into the paper cases until they are 3/4 filled. Put a stoned black cherry on top, it will go down later.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

Cool the cupcakes completely before adding the double cream topping. Decorate with the melted chocolate, and


Kate said...

Cant believe these are your first cupcakes. They look so adorable.I love crusty tops with soft n moist interiors. Looks like you've made the perfect cupcake. Now just share some with me :D

Alita said...

aww, you're welcome! :D
Well, this is not my furst cake, but I haven't tried baking in these little paper cases until now :D
That's why I called them first :)

Anh said...

Alita, what a fantastic presentation of the cake.... Yumm!

Alita said...

Thank you Anh! :)
Nice to see you here ;)

Patricia Scarpin said...

These look so beautiful! And the flavors you mixed... Yummy!

Alita said...

Thanks, Patricia!
I'd like to be able to share with you guys :)

Cindy. Lo. said...

Chocolate and almonds,
Two of my favorite ingredients,
This recipe is a blast!

Alita said...

thanks Cindy! :)

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